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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. MySQL vs. Sequoiadb

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWidely used open source RDBMSNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQL
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIDocument store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score1087.72
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#260  Overall
#41  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.mysql.comwww.sequoiadb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdev.mysql.com/­docwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=index
DeveloperAmazonOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSequoiadb Ltd.
Initial release201219952013
Current release8.3.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regex
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxJavaScript
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineDocument is locked during a transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolessimple password-based access control

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