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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. BoltDB vs. Elasticsearch

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAn embedded key-value store for Go.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score0.76
Rank#224  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score134.78
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchgithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonElastic
Initial release201220132010
Current release8.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoElastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJava
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexednoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoES-Hadoop Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
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.noMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesno

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