DB-EnginesExtremeDB Active Replication featuresEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Realm vs. TimesTen

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeDocument storeRelational 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
Score1.89
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrealm.iowww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantrealm.io/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAmazonIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2012201020141998
Current release11 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
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
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryPL/SQL
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes infoChange Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
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 databaseyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBIBM CloudantRealmTimesTen
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
» more
Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
» more
Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
» more
Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
» more
Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DynamoDBIBM CloudantRealmTimesTen
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

NoSQL Databases Market is Booming Worldwide with RavenDB,RavenDB, Amazon DynamoDB
6 April 2021, The Courier

Amazon Adds SQL Support To DynamoDB
21 December 2020, iProgrammer

NoSQL Database Market by Size, Types, Sales, Revenue, Forecast 2025 & Leading Manufacturers – Dynamodb, Objectlabs Corporation, Skyll, Marklogic, Infinitegraph, Oracle, Mapr Technologies, He Apache Software Foundation, Basho Technologies, Aerospike
11 April 2021, SoccerNurds

ScyllaDB Adds Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API to Database-as-a-Service Offering
10 June 2020, GlobeNewswire

NoSQL Database Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2027 | DynamoDB, ObjectLabs Corporation, Skyll and Others – SoccerNurds
15 March 2021, SoccerNurds

provided by Google News

Four new open-source software projects — from four tech giants
17 March 2021, TechGenix

Introducing IBM Cloudant on Transaction Engine: Cloud Native by Design
23 June 2020, DevOps.com

IBM Expands Cloud Database Services with Kubernetes
26 September 2019, EnterpriseAI

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

IBM extends Call for Code for Racial Justice program
24 February 2021, TechTarget

provided by Google News

MongoDB Extends Cloud Lineup With New Database Release, Search And Mobile Tools
12 June 2020, CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

Realm Receives Investment from Ericsson Ventures to Advance Development of Edge Computing Solutions
21 September 2017, Business Wire

MongoDB aims to unify developer experience with launch of MongoDB Cloud
9 June 2020, Diginomica

Pyramid Analytics Appoints Spencer Johnson as Vice President of North America Sales
31 March 2020, Business Wire

First Course Launches to Develop Apps For Android in Apple's Swift Language
13 April 2017, MacRumors

provided by Google News

Insider
25 January 2012, Business Insider

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

DyanamoDB
Purple Drive Solution, Jupiter, FL

Junior Software Engineer
Extend, Remote

Software Dev Engineer I
Amazon.com Services LLC, Bellevue, WA

Associate Data Engineer
Infoblox, Santa Clara, CA

Cloud Ops and Cloud Engineering Intern
Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA

Software Engineer - iOS
Lyft, San Francisco, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here