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

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

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  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 developmentSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#132  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score6.00
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score2.24
Rank#136  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftAlessandro Furieri
Initial release201220152008
Current releaseV15.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 authenticationno

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