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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. FoundationDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Weaviate

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.An open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.54
Rank#100  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score0.91
Rank#160  Overall
#24  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#309  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#310  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.foundationdb.orgwww.hawkular.orggithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidewww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAmazonFoundationDBCommunity supported by Red HatSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2012201320142017
Current release6.2.11, November 20190.22, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaGo
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 indexednonoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlynoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP RESTGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesnonoOpenID Connect Discovery
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