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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.49
Rank#259  Overall
#40  Document stores
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score44.28
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.org/­resources.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonApache Software Foundation
Initial release201420122006
Current release9.5.0, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava plugins
Triggersyesnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signaturesyes

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