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System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. mSQL vs. RocksDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score82.90
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.54
Rank#168  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score4.52
Rank#83  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonHughes TechnologiesFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201219942013
Current release4.4, October 20218.10.0, December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneyes
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
none
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 regionnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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