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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. BaseX vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. BaseX vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  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.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelSearch engineNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.16
Rank#115  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score1.54
Rank#137  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score577.15
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchbasex.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.basex.orgwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazonBaseX GmbHPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201220071989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release9.5.2, May 202113.3, May 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infoXQuery supports typesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes infovia eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanomultiple readers, single writerACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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