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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Drizzle vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Drizzle vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#119  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score1.83
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerIBMSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012200820142001
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoPL/SQL, SQL PLno
Triggersnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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