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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. MySQL vs. Quasardb
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|Hosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
|Widely used open source RDBMS
|Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
|Primary database model
|Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API
|Time Series DBMS
|Secondary database models
|Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
|8.3.0, January 2024
|3.14.1, January 2024
|License Commercial or Open Source
|commercial free tier for a limited amount of database operations
|Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
|commercial Free community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|C and C++
|Server operating systems
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|yes integer and binary
|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.
|yes with tags
|SQL Support of SQL
|yes with proprietary extensions
|SQL-like query language
|APIs and other access methods
|RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|yes proprietary syntax
|yes by integration with AWS Lambda
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
|Sharding consistent hashing
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|no may be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
|with Hadoop integration
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
Immediate Consistency can be specified for read operations
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|yes not for MyISAM storage engine
|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
|ACID not for MyISAM storage engine
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|yes by using LevelDB
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|yes Transient mode
|User concepts Access control
|Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
|Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles
|Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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