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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Memcached

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.50
Rank#97  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score26.46
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20122003
Current release1.5.12, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 persistentyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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