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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score70.95
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.90
Rank#127  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­berkeleydb.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release20121994
Current release18.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica 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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
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 datayes
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)no

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