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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Firebird vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Firebird vs. Snowflake

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.79
Rank#133  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score20.41
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score136.53
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonFirebird FoundationSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2014
Current release5.0.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQLuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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