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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Sphinx vs. Weaviate

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCloud-based data warehousing serviceOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.54
Rank#121  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score2.21
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score6.88
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.44
Rank#273  Overall
#18  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.com/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAmazonIBMSphinx Technologies Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2012201420012017
Current release3.4.1, July 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL, SQL PLnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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-standardnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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Amazon CloudSearchIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBSphinxWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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