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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Apache Impala

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonApache Impala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.85
Rank#137  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score13.77
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchimpala.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.html
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Cloudera
Initial release20122013
Current release4.1.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes
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 indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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