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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Faircom DB vs. Faircom EDGE vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.89
Rank#104  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score0.45
Rank#237  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#274  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#127  Relational DBMS
Score15.53
Rank#37  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorylearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonFairCom CorporationFairCom CorporationSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2012197919792014
Current releaseV12, November 2020V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++ANSI C, C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,Flexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions
Triggersnoyesyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanotunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon CloudSearchFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGESnowflake
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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FairCom EDGE provides the power of a full-featured database that is designed specifically...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Top Features JSON Multimodel SQL and NoSQL APIs Automatic database tuning Custom...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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FairCom EDGE can be deployed at or near the data collection point (sensors) and used...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell Automation,...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Just as the technical aspects of FairCom EDGE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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