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DBMS > Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Solr vs. VoltDB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 LuceneDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
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
Score1.46
Rank#159  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsolr.apache.org/­resources.htmldocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAmazonApache Software FoundationVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201220062010
Current release9.5.0, February 202411.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)Linux
OS X infofor development
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSolr Parallel SQL Interfaceyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava pluginsJava
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 requiredShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic lockingACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyesUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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