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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Impala vs. MaxDB vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Impala vs. MaxDB vs. MySQL

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial 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
Score18.68
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.52
Rank#77  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1219.77
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAmazonClouderaSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2012201319841995
Current release3.4.0, April 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20208.0.27, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-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 infoquery execution via MapReducenono
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 integritynonoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
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 regionnoACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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