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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Elasticsearch vs. MongoDB vs. Vertica

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA 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 metricOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.21
Rank#85  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score150.25
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score421.12
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score22.17
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.mongodb.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.mongodb.com/­manualwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperAmazonElasticMongoDB, IncVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2012201020092005
Current release7.3.0, August 20194.2, August 2019Vertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud: Try out the official hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering available on AWS and GCP that's powered by the creators of Elasticsearch.MongoDB Atlas: Deploy a fully managed cloud database on-demand and ready for use in minutes. Available on AWS, Azure, and GCP.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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 indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
proprietary protocol using JSONADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectoryesyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Amazon CloudSearchElasticsearchMongoDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenarios
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customers
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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