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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Elasticsearch

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  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 metric
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.03
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score138.60
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Elastic
Initial release20122010
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoElastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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 persistent
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 indexesrestrictedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connector
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, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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