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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon Redshift vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon Redshift vs. SpaceTime

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.47
Rank#120  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score25.54
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshift
DeveloperAmazonAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Mireo
Initial release201220122020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin Pythonno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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