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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Elasticsearch vs. SWC-DB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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 metricA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score134.78
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#387  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonElasticAlex Kashirin
Initial release201220102020
Current release8.6, January 20230.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
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, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.Memcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signatures

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