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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. PostGIS vs. RavenDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpatial extension of PostgreSQLOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score83.88
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score31.68
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#93  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbpostgis.netravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbpostgis.net/­documentationravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperAmazonHibernating Rhinos
Initial release201220052010
Current release3.2.1, February 20225.3, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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, Cluster-wide transaction available
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBPostGISRavenDB
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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