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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm vs. SAP HANA

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial 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
Score3.12
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score9.13
Rank#48  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score53.44
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrealm.iowww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrealm.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019SAP
Initial release2012201020142010
Current release2.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessarySQLScript, R
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
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 possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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 infoIn-Memory realmyes
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 databaseyesyes
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Amazon DynamoDBIBM CloudantRealmSAP HANA
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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