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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. HarperDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudUltra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score74.07
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.55
Rank#248  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score4.48
Rank#75  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.harperdb.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.harperdb.io/­docs
DeveloperAmazonHarperDBMicrosoft
Initial release201220172012
Current release3.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageNode.js
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1no
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionAtomic execution of specific operationsoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
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)Access rights for users and rolesAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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