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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. MongoDB vs. Riak KV vs. Vertica

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.21
Rank#85  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score421.12
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score5.51
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score22.17
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.mongodb.combasho.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.mongodb.com/­manualwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperAmazonMongoDB, IncBasho TechnologiesVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2012200920092005
Current release4.2.2, December 20192.1.0, April 2015Vertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nono infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialnoyes
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 indexedyesrestrictedno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BInoyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSONHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptJavaScript and Erlangyes
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factorMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Amazon CloudSearchMongoDBRiak KVVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metrics70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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