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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. MySQL vs. SiteWhere

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudWidely used open source RDBMSM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score1087.72
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#367  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.mysql.comgithub.com/­sitewhere/­sitewhere
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdev.mysql.com/­docsitewhere1.sitewhere.io/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSiteWhere
Initial release201219952010
Current release8.3.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyespredefined scheme
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnoyes
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 infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 engineno
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 rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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