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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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
Score0.00
Rank#345  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score33.52
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.hawkular.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonCommunity supported by Red HatMicrosoftTerark
Initial release2012201420142016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON typesno
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 indexesyesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP RESTDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScriptno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infovia Hawkular AlertingJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session 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 regionnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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