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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. IBM Db2

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. IBM Db2

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.21
Rank#85  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score0.65
Rank#183  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAmazonIBM
Initial release201220191983 infohost version
Current release12.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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