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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. OpenTSDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. OpenTSDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score76.55
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score1.86
Rank#124  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantopentsdb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014currently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201220102011
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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 SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on HBase
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
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
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 regionno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.nono
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 databaseno

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