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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr vs. SQL.JS

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr vs. SQL.JS

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache LucenePort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.87
Rank#140  Overall
#12  Search engines
Score44.28
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score0.57
Rank#248  Overall
#114  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.orgsql.js.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.org/­resources.htmlsql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release201220062012
Current release9.5.0, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingyes
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 indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSolr Parallel SQL Interfaceyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava pluginsno
Triggersnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyesno

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