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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon Neptune

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFast, reliable graph database built for the cloud
Primary database modelSearch engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score2.63
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­neptune
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resources
DeveloperAmazonAmazon
Initial release20122017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith encyption-at-rest
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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