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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Faircom DB vs. Solr

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  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.A widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score0.24
Rank#311  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#140  Relational DBMS
Score44.28
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbsolr.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.faircom.com/­docs/­en/­UUID-7446ae34-a1a7-c843-c894-d5322e395184.htmlsolr.apache.org/­resources.html
DeveloperAmazonFairCom CorporationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201219792006
Current releaseV12, November 20209.5.0, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++Java
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++Java plugins
Triggersnoyesyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
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 partitioningSharding
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
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanotunable from ACID to Eventually Consistentoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesyes

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