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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. PostGIS

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#137  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchpostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperAmazon
Initial release20122005
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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 signaturesyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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Recent citations in the news

Amazon CloudSearch – Start Searching in One Hour for Less Than $100 / Month | Amazon Web Services
12 April 2012, AWS Blog

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24 March 2014, AWS Blog

Amazon Takes On Google And Microsoft With CloudSearch
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