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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. H2 vs. Hawkular Metrics

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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
Score8.22
Rank#50  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#374  Overall
#38  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.h2database.comwww.hawkular.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guide
DeveloperAmazonThomas MuellerCommunity supported by Red Hat
Initial release201220052014
Current release2.2.220, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaGo
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersnoyesyes infovia Hawkular Alerting
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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