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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. HBase

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score43.99
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchhbase.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchhbase.apache.org
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release20122008
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Cloudera Operational Database: Cloud-native autonomous Apache HBase for unparalleled scale, performance and reliability. Automate and simplify database management with capabilities like auto-scale, auto-heal, and auto-tune.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC
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Amazon CloudSearchHBase
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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