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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Druid vs. Elasticsearch

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.76
Rank#45  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#118  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score152.32
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroradruid.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmldruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonMetamarkets Group and contributorsElastic
Initial release201520122010
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JSON over HTTPJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoES-Hadoop Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoavailable via extensions
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Amazon AuroraDruidElasticsearch
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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