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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hazelcast vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hazelcast vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA widely adopted in-memory data gridSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score83.94
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score10.15
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score7.58
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhazelcast.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAmazonHazelcastMicrosoft
Initial release201220082015
Current release5.1, March 2022V1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoEventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoReplicated Mapyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate 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 regionone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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)Role-based access controlyes infousing Azure authentication

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