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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Coherence vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Coherence vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOracles in-memory data grid solutionKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score83.85
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score2.49
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#345  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperAmazonOracleSTS Soft SC
Initial release201220072011
Current release12c, September 20164.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.no
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoLive Eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
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
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
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 regionconfigurableno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionallyyes
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)authentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authenticationno

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