Tag Archives: DynamoDB

Redis vs Riak vs Memcached vs DynamoDB – A NoSQL Comparison

When four key value data stores each claim well-known enterprises and organizations as users, it’s probably because they each have something to offer – and something different in each case. Choosing between them will depend on individual requirements or constraints. The starting points are these: Redis is in-memory with configurable trade-off between persistency and performance Riak is a distributed, fault-tolerant ... Read More »

Intro to DynamoDB – A Key-Value Store


Amazon offers its DynamoDB NoSQL database as a managed service, part of its Amazon Web Services portfolio. This immediately distinguishes it from many other key value data stores that are installed either on a user’s own servers or separate hosted servers. DynamoDB is positioned as providing guaranteed throughput and low latency independently of the volumes of data handled. The company ... Read More »