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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Sphinx vs. VoltDB

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 databasesDistributed 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.06
Rank#101  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score6.32
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.00
Rank#127  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAmazonSphinx Technologies Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release201220012010
Current release3.2.1, January 20209.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen 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 languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocolJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava
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 supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID 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 persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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