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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score69.14
Rank#17  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.80
Rank#84  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release20122010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 regionno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per database

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