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Amazon DynamoDB vs Atlas-DB: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon DynamoDB as "Fully managed NoSQL database service". All data items are stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs), and are replicated across 3 Availability Zones for high availability and durability. With DynamoDB, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use. On the other hand, Atlas-DB is detailed as "Backend for managing dimensional time series data, by Netflix". Atlas was developed by Netflix to manage dimensional time series data for near real-time operational insight. Atlas features in-memory data storage, allowing it to gather and report very large numbers of metrics, very quickly.

Amazon DynamoDB can be classified as a tool in the "NoSQL Database as a Service" category, while Atlas-DB is grouped under "Database Tools".

Some of the features offered by Amazon DynamoDB are:

  • Automated Storage Scaling โ€“ There is no limit to the amount of data you can store in a DynamoDB table, and the service automatically allocates more storage, as you store more data using the DynamoDB write APIs.
  • Provisioned Throughput โ€“ When creating a table, simply specify how much request capacity you require. DynamoDB allocates dedicated resources to your table to meet your performance requirements, and automatically partitions data over a sufficient number of servers to meet your request capacity. If your throughput requirements change, simply update your table's request capacity using the AWS Management Console or the Amazon DynamoDB APIs. You are still able to achieve your prior throughput levels while scaling is underway.
  • Fully Distributed, Shared Nothing Architecture โ€“ Amazon DynamoDB scales horizontally and can seamlessly scale a single table over hundreds of servers.

On the other hand, Atlas-DB provides the following key features:

  • Manages dimensional time series data
  • In-memory data storage
  • Captures operational intelligence

Atlas-DB is an open source tool with 2.4K GitHub stars and 204 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Atlas-DB's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Amazon DynamoDB?

With it , you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.

What is Atlas-DB?

Atlas was developed by Netflix to manage dimensional time series data for near real-time operational insight. Atlas features in-memory data storage, allowing it to gather and report very large numbers of metrics, very quickly.
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        What are some alternatives to Amazon DynamoDB and Atlas-DB?
        Google Cloud Datastore
        Use a managed, NoSQL, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. Cloud Datastore automatically scales as you need it and supports transactions as well as robust, SQL-like queries.
        MongoDB
        MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
        Amazon SimpleDB
        Developers simply store and query data items via web services requests and Amazon SimpleDB does the rest. Behind the scenes, Amazon SimpleDB creates and manages multiple geographically distributed replicas of your data automatically to enable high availability and data durability. Amazon SimpleDB provides a simple web services interface to create and store multiple data sets, query your data easily, and return the results. Your data is automatically indexed, making it easy to quickly find the information that you need. There is no need to pre-define a schema or change a schema if new data is added later. And scale-out is as simple as creating new domains, rather than building out new servers.
        Amazon S3
        Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
        MySQL
        The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
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        Doru Mihai
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        I use Amazon DynamoDB because it integrates seamlessly with other AWS SaaS solutions and if cost is the primary concern early on, then this will be a better choice when compared to AWS RDS or any other solution that requires the creation of a HA cluster of IaaS components that will cost money just for being there, the costs not being influenced primarily by usage.

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        Karma uses Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

        For most of the stuff we use MySQL. We just use Amazon RDS. But for some stuff we use Amazon DynamoDB. We love DynamoDB. It's amazing. We store usage data in there, for example. I think we have close to seven or eight hundred million records in there and it's scaled like you don't even notice it. You never notice any performance degradation whatsoever. It's insane, and the last time I checked we were paying $150 bucks for that.

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        Volkan ร–zรงelik uses Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

        zerotoherojs.com โ€™s userbase, and course details are stored in DynamoDB tables.

        The good thing about AWS DynamoDB is: For the amount of traffic that I have, it is free. It is highly-scalable, it is managed by Amazon, and it is pretty fast.

        It is, again, one less thing to worry about (when compared to managing your own MongoDB elsewhere).

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        CloudRepo uses Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

        We store customer metadata in DynamoDB. We decided to use Amazon DynamoDB because it was a fully managed, highly available solution. We didn't want to operate our own SQL server and we wanted to ensure that we built CloudRepo on high availability components so that we could pass that benefit back to our customers.

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        nrise uses Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

        ๋ช‡๋ช‡ ๋กœ๊ทธ๋Š” ํ˜„์žฌ AWS DynamoDB ์— ๊ธฐ๋ก๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐœ์„ ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด mongodb ๋กœ ์˜ฎ๊ธธ ๊ณ„ํš์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•„์ฃผ ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ ๋ฐ์ดํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์Œ“๋Š” ์šฉ๋„๋กœ๋Š” ๋‚˜์˜์ง€ ์•Š์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‹ค๋งŒ, ์ฟผ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ์•„์ฃผ ์ œํ•œ์ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ „์— ๋ฐ˜๋“œ์‹œ DynamoDB ์˜ ์ŠคํŽ™์„ ํ™•์ธํ•  ํ•„์š”๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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        HyperTrack uses Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

        To store device health records as it allows super fast writes and range queries.

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