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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Hive

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons clouddata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on Hadoop
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#137  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score61.17
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchhive.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by Facebook
Initial release20122012
Current release3.1.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
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 AWSselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users, groups and roles

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