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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.54
Rank#228  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#120  Overall
#11  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearch
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearch
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazon
Initial release20142012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as required
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWS
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signatures

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