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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Memcached vs. SWC-DB
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|Name||Amazon DynamoDB Xexclude from comparison||Memcached Xexclude from comparison||SWC-DB Super Wide Column Database Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Hosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud||In-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching||A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS|
|Primary database model||Document store|
|Key-value store||Wide column store|
|Secondary database models||Time Series DBMS|
|Developer||Amazon||Danga Interactive originally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal||Alex Kashirin|
|Current release||1.6.18, January 2023||0.5, April 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial free tier for a limited amount of database operations||Open Source BSD license||Open Source GPL V3|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||no|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||no||SQL-like query language|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP API||Proprietary protocol||Proprietary protocol|
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||no||no|
|Triggers||yes by integration with AWS Lambda||no||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||none||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||none Repcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no may be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be specified for read operations
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID ACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and region||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||no||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)||yes using SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol|
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