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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.69
Rank#93  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score4.54
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearch
DeveloperAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release20122012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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 requiredSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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