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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score83.85
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#345  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score0.38
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperAmazonSTS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220112018
Current release4.0.8, September 201510.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedWindowsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneJournaling Streams
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
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 regionnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noRole-based access control

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