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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. OpenSearch

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.91
Rank#50  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score16.36
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroragithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAmazonAmazon Web Services
Initial release20152021
Current release2.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java 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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon AuroraOpenSearch
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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