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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Infobright vs. Sphinx vs. Teradata

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#109  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score1.23
Rank#152  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score7.58
Rank#53  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score69.98
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbsphinxsearch.comwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperAmazonIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Teradata
Initial release2012200520011984
Current release3.3.1 , July 2020Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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