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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.45
Rank#126  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.33
Rank#317  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201220012011
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesnono

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