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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Netezza

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystems
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score62.02
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score168.70
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score19.61
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezza
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAmazonIBMIBM
Initial release20121983 infohost version2000
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux infoincluded in appliance
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 regionACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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