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Amazon DynamoDB

Top Rated
51 Ratings

Apache Drill

3 Ratings

Amazon DynamoDB

Top Rated
51 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Apache Drill

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB

If you start with Amazon DynamoDB, you are over optimizing for the future. In my opinion, use Amazon DynamoDB only when SQL can not handle the load of your application.
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Apache Drill

if you're doing joins from hBASE, hdfs, cassandra and redis, then this works.Using it as a be all end all does not suit it. This is not your straight forward magic software that works for all scenarios. One needs to determine the use case to see if Apache Drill fits the needs. 3/4 of the time, usually it does.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon DynamoDB
8.3
Apache Drill
Performance
Amazon DynamoDB
8.0
Apache Drill
Availability
Amazon DynamoDB
7.5
Apache Drill
Concurrency
Amazon DynamoDB
8.5
Apache Drill
Security
Amazon DynamoDB
9.0
Apache Drill
Scalability
Amazon DynamoDB
9.5
Apache Drill
Data model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
5.5
Apache Drill
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
10.0
Apache Drill

Pros

  • Completely managed DB solution
  • Performance
  • Flexible data model
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  • queries multiple data sources with ease.
  • supports sql, so non technical users who know sql, can run query sets
  • 3rd party tools, like tableau, zoom data and looker were able to connect with no issues
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Cons

  • Ease of use, I had to search several non-Amazon tutorials to figure out setup.
  • Integration into RDBMS would be a great improvement. Currently to move data around you have to export it and reimport into your destination. You could use Amazon Data Migration services - but not very straight forward.
  • You only have once instance. If you want to group tables into a "database", you cannot do that.
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  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB6.7
Based on 12 answers
In the past 6 months, have covered quite a few projects and is currently running on Dynamo DB, the most important factor is one of my crucial NoSQL projects is using Dynamo DB, so will be renewing Dynamo DB license
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Apache Drill7.0
Based on 1 answer
if Presto comes up with more support (ie hbase, s3), then its strongly possible that we'll move from apache drill to prestoDB. However, Apache drill needs more configuration ease, especially when it comes to garbage collection tuning. If apache drill could support also sparkSQL and Flume, then it does change drill into being something more valuable than prestoDB
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Alternatives Considered

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compared to presto, has more support than prestodb.Impala has limitations to what drill can supportapache phoenix only supports for hbase. no support for cassandra. Apache drill was chosen, because of the multiple data stores that it supports htat the other 3 do not support. Presto does not support hbase as of yet. Impala does not support query to cassandra
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Return on Investment

  • Scalability out of the box
  • No server maintenance
  • Infrastructure comes for "free"
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  • Configuration has taken some serious time out.
  • Garbage collection tuning. is a constant hassle. time and effort applied to it, vs dedicating resources elsewhere.
  • w/ sql support, reduces the need of devs to generate the resultset for analysts, when they can run queries themselves (if they know sql).
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Pricing Details

Amazon DynamoDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Apache Drill

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details