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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Informix

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score60.18
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score26.00
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­informix
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperAmazonIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release20121984
Current release14.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
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 regionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls

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