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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Cassandra vs. Faircom DB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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 accessNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.A key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.14
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score114.11
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.43
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#323  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchcassandra.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorygithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFairCom CorporationTerark
Initial release2012200819792016
Current release3.11.10 , February 2021V12, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++no
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infono "single point of failure"File partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationstunable from ACID to Eventually Consistentno
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon CloudSearchCassandraFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACETerarkDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Achieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Top Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Real-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Microsoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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