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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Realm vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Realm vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core DataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score74.45
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score7.41
Rank#52  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score3.95
Rank#80  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbrealm.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbrealm.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_SQL_Anywhere
DeveloperAmazonRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220141992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Server operating systemshostedAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessaryyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoChange Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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.yes infoIn-Memory realmyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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