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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hazelcast vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hazelcast vs. TypeDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA widely adopted in-memory data gridTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score83.88
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score10.38
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score0.71
Rank#209  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhazelcast.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAmazonHazelcastVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release201220082016
Current release5.1, March 20222.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
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
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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 infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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 commitedACID
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 infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Amazon DynamoDBHazelcastTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsMeet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesEntity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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