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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. OpenSearch vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. OpenSearch vs. SWC-DB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineWide column store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score15.65
Rank#38  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#387  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
github.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAmazonAmazon Web ServicesAlex Kashirin
Initial release201220212020
Current release2.5.0, January 20230.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-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 indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signatures
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Amazon CloudSearchOpenSearchSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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