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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Memcached vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score84.46
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.memcached.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201220032001
Current release1.6.15, March 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 regionnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno

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