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DynamoDB
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PlanetScale

Timings

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

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

Serverless Database features

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

FeatureDynamoDBPlanetScale

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

AWS infrastructure

MySQL, Vitess, GCP, AWS

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support

API

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

uses HTTP connection, JavaScript Driver

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

Cloudflare Workers, Vercel Edge Functions, Netlify Edge Functions

Developer Experience

Database type

OLTP

OLTP

Data model

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

key-value, NoSQL

Relational, SQL

CLI

AWS CLI tools

pscale

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++

Any package/driver supporting MySQL, Prisma, Node.js, Go, Django, C#

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

PartiQL (JSON like syntax)

SQL, MySQL variation

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
ACID compliant

Self-hosting

Support for self-hosted Database instance
Doesn't have support, Only for local development
Only Enterprise Plan members, AWS, GCP

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.

Daily basis (Included in Free tier), Scheduled backups ($0.023 per GB per month)

Security & Compliance Offerings

SOC2

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

AES Encription, TLS v1.3

SSO

Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

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

AWS CloudTrail for operation logs

Based on plan, Unlimited for Enterprise

Statistics

Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Amazon CloudWatch to monitor performance metrics

Web based dashboard, read/write ratio

Scalability

Replication and Partitioning

"Global tables", Multi-region replication

Database can be deployed on AWS, GCP supported regions (GDPR compliant)