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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. H2GIS vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. H2GIS vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpatial extension of H2Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score76.55
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.h2gis.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonCNRSIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201220132010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infobased on H2View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on H2Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infobased on H2Access rights for users can be defined per database

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