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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. BaseX vs. Faircom DB vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Native high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineNative XML DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.89
Rank#104  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score1.90
Rank#128  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#237  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchbasex.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.basex.orglearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonBaseX GmbHFairCom CorporationSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012200719792014
Current release9.4.6, January 2021V12, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infoXQuery supports typesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions
Triggersnoyes infovia eventsyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanomultiple readers, single writertunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
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 signaturesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon CloudSearchBaseXFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACESnowflake
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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