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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Spark SQL vs. SWC-DB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime 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
Score19.15
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#387  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationAlex Kashirin
Initial release201220142020
Current release3.5.0 ( 2.13), September 20230.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
R
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesno

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