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Score 8.6 out of 100

Highlights

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    9.5

    Amazon DynamoDB

    95%

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Amazon DynamoDB ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    9.8
    98%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.9
    99%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    9.8
    98%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    9.8
    98%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.8
    98%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    7.8
    78%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    9.8
    98%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon DynamoDB is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • MySQL is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Amazon DynamoDB and MySQL are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Amazon DynamoDB

    97%
    35 Ratings
    8.8

    MySQL

    88%
    117 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Amazon DynamoDB

    85%
    34 Ratings
    9.9

    MySQL

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Amazon DynamoDB

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    MySQL

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Amazon DynamoDB

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    MySQL

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon DynamoDB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    MySQL

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon DynamoDB

    It is ideal for those projects where you need to store a large amount of data, but you do not know how many will be so you need the database to increase its storage capacity together with the number of users, without having to spend extra money, it also has a great potential thanks to the fast connection it offers, so the data travels at high speed, and this speeds up the performance of the applications, excellent for projects where non-relational databases are used and what matters is to store large quantities of information and use them at high speed.
    Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    • It is a suitable database for web applications where we have a large size of users. It is also easily scalable and provides good user management and access controls at the security level.
    • MySQL is a very fast database to read when using the non-transactional MyISAM engine, but it can cause integrity problems in high-concurrency environments when modifying. Thus, for applications with many parallel transactions and modifications, MySQL is probably not the best solution
    Jose Manuel Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon DynamoDB

    • It's very easy to get started, creating a table with a partition/sort key and you're on your way.
    • You can scale up and down your read/write IO as needed.
    • You can store structured and unstructured data.
    • It works great with Web Development as it's JSON based.
    Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    • The Community Server edition remains a strong candidate for a SQL-based database solution that supports a wide array of data structures.
    • It scales well for both small business and enterprise use.
    • It performs very well provided your database schema is well-planned and carefully considered (which is the case for any database solution).
    • It has a number of interface solutions including GUI-based ones such as phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench that allow for easy management of your databases.
    Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon DynamoDB

    • Complex searching (no support for case-insensitive or full-text search).
    • Only supports up to two-key indexes.
    • Requires choosing the indexes up-front when doing searches.
    • Does not have an SQL compatible query front-end.
    • No join-table support (requires putting all data into one table).
    Chris Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    • MySQL doesn't provide good data wrangling functionalities, such as parsing JSON or XML. We had to transform them outside MySQL on the web application server side using JSP.
    • As we move forward to adopt more genomics information, MySQL may lack of dealing with "big data" functionalities.
    • It is a freely available S/W and easy to manage budget, but there are possibilities to spend cost for additional technical support.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon DynamoDB

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.00,013 capacity unit per hour

    Amazon DynamoDB Editions & Modules

    Edition
    On-Demand - Write Operation$1.251
    On-Demand Read Operation$0.251
    On-Demand Data Stored$0.252
    On-Demand Point-in-Time Recovery$0.202
    On-Demand Snapshot$0.102
    On-Demand Restoring a Backup$0.153
    On-Demand Global Tables$1.8754
    On-Demand Streams$0.025
    On-Demand Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.096
    Provisioned - Write Operation$0.000657
    Provisioned - Read Operation$0.000137
    Provisioned - Data Stored$0.258
    Provisioned - Point-in-Time Recovery$0.208
    Provisioned - Snapshot$0.108
    Provisioned - Restoring a Backup$0.159
    Provisioned - Global Tables$0.00097510
    Provisioned - Streams$0.0211
    Provisioned - Data Requests Outside AWS Regions$0.0912
    1. per million requests
    2. per GB per month
    3. per GB
    4. per million write operations replicated
    5. per 100,000 read operations
    6. per GB
    7. capacity unit per hour
    8. per GB per month
    9. per GB
    10. per Read Capacity
    11. per 100,000 read operations
    12. per GB
    Additional Pricing Details

    MySQL

    General

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

    Starting Price

    MySQL Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon DynamoDB

    Amazon DynamoDB 8.5
    Based on 34 answers
    We will most likely continue to use DynamoDB for certain use-cases. If we stopped using DynamoDB as often, it would likely be because we started using Aurora Serverless more. Aurora Serverless may offer similar availability, management and cost benefits while allowing developers to use their MySQL tools and experience.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    MySQL 9.9
    Based on 4 answers
    For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon DynamoDB

    Amazon DynamoDB 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Very easy to use and we can quickly prototype something using DynamoDB to verify its viability.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    MySQL 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
    Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon DynamoDB

    Amazon DynamoDB 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I haven't dealt with the support for Amazon DynamoDB personally.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    MySQL 8.6
    Based on 4 answers
    The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
    Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon DynamoDB

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    MySQL

    MySQL 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    1. Estimate your data size.2. Test, test, and test.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon DynamoDB

    We evaluated using MongoDB or Amazon DyanmoDB. For us, the biggest advantage is that there's no maintenance cost for Amazon DynamoDB. Mongo gets complicated when you setup sharding. With Amazon DynamoDB, it's literally a push of button to increase throughput. This saves time and money on DevOps resources.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    After Oracle bought MySQL, I have pivoted some projects to use MariaDB instead, which is a fork of MySQL and maintained by the community and original developers of MySQL. This is free under the GNU GPL, and is not impacted by decisions Oracle makes for MySQL. RDS has the ability to run managed MySQL instances which make it even easier to setup and configure a database. RDS also has support for MariaDB.InfluxDB is a great Time Series DB Platform which was designed to collect measurements with timestamps, and works more efficiently than MySQL for this type of data. I would recommend InfluxDB for anyone who is on the fence about implementing a collection agent and having the stats go into MySQL or another Database system
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon DynamoDB

    • Since the Amazon manages the instance, the amount of time a developer needs to spend configuring the database is less. For comparison, if we were to manage the same instance manually, we need to set up EC2 instance, install the DB, setup backup scripts, track backup failures, which is a great overhead for the dev. Using DynamoDB this overhead is reduced and hence having a great ROI.
    • Great documentation and easy setup makes an easy learning curve to transition to DynamoDB. Only caveat is as with any database, the data structure should be thoroughly analyzed for types of querying because there are limitations with the DynamoDB API.
    • Ties very well with rest of the Amazon eco system. Having rest of the applications in Amazon allows managing the application security a breeze.
    Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

    MySQL

    • Since MySQL is a free database package, if you have someone on staff that understands databases and how to use them, the ROI is very high when using MySQL.
    • If you need to hire a MySQL developer to implement and manage your database then it can be quite costly to manage and that will negatively impact your ROI when using this product.
    • Since there are some very expensive alternatives in the SQL database space, if you compare the overall costs of using MySQL to those other products, I think you will find your ROI is always better when using MySQL
    Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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