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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Percona Server for MySQL

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Percona Server for MySQL

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWidely used in-process key-value storeEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.
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
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score79.69
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.24
Rank#102  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score3.17
Rank#104  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATEST
DeveloperAmazonOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OraclePercona
Initial release201219942008
Current release18.1.40, May 20208.0.28-20, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 editionyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoonly for the SQL APIyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
XtraDB Cluster
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 regionACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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