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DynamoDB
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Firebase Realtime Database

Timings

Time to First Byte (TTFB) and Load time across different locations. Lower is better.

Location
DynamoDB
DB Query Time
Load
Firebase Realtime Database
DB Query Time
Load
US flagus-west-1N/A
US flagus-east-1N/A
CA flagca-central-1N/A
BR flagsa-east-1N/A
DE flageu-central-1N/A
GB flageu-west-2N/A
FR flageu-west-3N/A
SE flageu-north-1N/A
IT flageu-south-1N/A
ZA flagaf-south-1N/A
SG flagap-southeast-1N/A
JP flagap-northeast-1N/A
HK flagap-east-1N/A
AU flagap-southeast-2N/A
KR flagap-northeast-2N/A

Serverless Database features

Compare the features of the Serverless Database to help you choose the right one for your needs.

FeatureDynamoDBFirebase Realtime Database

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

AWS infrastructure

Nodejs, Google Cloud, Scala

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support

API

@aws-sdk/client-dynamodb, native support for Vercel Edge, Cloudflare Workers

REST API

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Runs over HTTPS protocol, compatible with Edge runtimes.Native multi-regional edge support. You can define regions for each table

Cloud functions

Developer Experience

Database type

OLTP

OLTP, OLAP

Data model

Databases store data in models, such as Relational, Columnar or Document based

key-value, NoSQL

Document based, NoSQL

CLI

AWS CLI tools

Firebase CLI

Languages, APIs

The languages supporting the database and API interface for inter-process communication

Supported by majority of languages including Node.js, Python, Java, Go, C#, C++

JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin, Java, C++, Objective-C

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

PartiQL (JSON like syntax)

JSON

ACID compliant

ACID is a set of properties of database transactions intended to guarantee data validity despite errors, power failures, and other mishaps
ACID compliant

Self-hosting

Support for self-hosted Database instance
Doesn't have support, Only for local development
Doesn't have support

Backups

Point-in-time recovery (PITR) provides continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data. When enabled, DynamoDB maintains incremental backups of your table for the last 35 days until you explicitly turn it off.

Security & Compliance Offerings

SOC2

Apart from App indexing

Multi-factor authentication

Support of the cloud-histed database for multi-factor authentication

Encryption

Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

All your data in DynamoDB is encrypted in transit, HTTPS, TLS

HTTPS, TLS

SSO

SAML-based SSO solution

Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

Query log retention usually keeps lofs of operations for debugging and replication purposes

AWS CloudTrail for operation logs

Document level history 30 days retention

Statistics

Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance metrics

Web based monitoring tools

Scalability

Replication and Partitioning

"Global tables", Multi-region replication

Region groups