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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Cassandra

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.69
Rank#93  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score123.22
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release20122008
Current release3.11.4, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
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 indexedrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 can be defined per object
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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