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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.08
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score88.77
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.datastax.comdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonDataStaxSplunk Inc.
Initial release201220112003
Current release6.7, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles
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Amazon CloudSearchDatastax EnterpriseSplunk
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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