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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. GridGain vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score70.73
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.64
Rank#126  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#63  Relational DBMS
Score3.12
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score9.13
Rank#48  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.gridgain.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonGridGain Systems, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2012200720102014
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetErlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Security Hooks for custom implementationsAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBGridGainIBM CloudantRealm
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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