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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Solr

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Solr

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score5.71
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score44.28
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsolr.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsolr.apache.org/­resources.html
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220152006
Current releaseV19.5.0, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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 indexedyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava plugins
Triggersnonoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyes infousing Azure authenticationyes

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