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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Heroic vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Heroic vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. SWC-DB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score86.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasegithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAmazonSpotifyMicrosoftAlex Kashirin
Initial release2012201420102020
Current releaseV120.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQLno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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