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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Titan

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.08
Rank#133  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score78.51
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­products/­azure-sql/­databasegithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release201220102012
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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