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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score83.88
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score4.84
Rank#81  Overall
#15  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#43  Relational DBMS
Score96.42
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonOracleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201220112014
Current release22.1, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featureyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)with Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
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 regionconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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