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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. RethinkDB vs. Solr vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.A widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache LuceneKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score70.07
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.09
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score51.19
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbrethinkdb.comlucene.apache.org/­solrgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbrethinkdb.com/­docslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperAmazonThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Apache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release2012200920062011
Current release2.4.1, August 20208.8.2, April 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingyes 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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSolr Parallel SQL Interfaceno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava pluginsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS LambdaClient-side triggers through changefeedsyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basedShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesspark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduceno
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 integritynononono
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 regionAtomic single-document operationsoptimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infousers and table-level permissionsyesno

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