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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. HarperDB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudUltra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#132  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score0.69
Rank#241  Overall
#38  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchharperdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overview
DeveloperAmazonHarperDB
Initial release20122017
Current release3.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.js
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesdynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data types
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 indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a cluster
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be defined
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDB
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 rights for users and roles

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