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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Apache Druid vs. Infobright

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Apache Druid vs. Infobright

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontend
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score3.29
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#193  Overall
#90  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdruid.apache.orgignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­design
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation and contributorsIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release201220122005
Current release29.0.1, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
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 indexedyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used instead
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL for queryingyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infomanual/auto, time-basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesSource-replica replication
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilities

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