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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Splunk

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 developmentAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.54
Rank#110  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score6.70
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoftSplunk Inc.
Initial release201220152003
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
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 serviceMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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 datanonono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyes infousing Azure authenticationAccess rights for users and roles

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