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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. OpenSearch vs. XTDB

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.50
Rank#49  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score15.65
Rank#38  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#351  Overall
#47  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroragithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
github.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlopensearch.org/­docs/­latestwww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonAmazon Web ServicesJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201520212019
Current release2.5.0, January 20231.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaClojure
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languagelimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
JDBC
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
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
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
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Amazon AuroraOpenSearchXTDB infoformerly named Crux
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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