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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Elasticsearch vs. EXASOL

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Elasticsearch vs. EXASOL

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.85
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score160.75
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score3.53
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.exasol.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.exasol.com/­resources
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)ElasticExasol
Initial release201220102000
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectoryes infoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.yesMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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