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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. OpenSearch vs. Pinecone

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneA managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.07
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score3.13
Rank#88  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.pinecone.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftopensearch.org/­docs/­latestdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Amazon Web ServicesPinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release201220212019
Current release2.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesString, Number, Boolean
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 languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Python
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 methodsnono
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 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon RedshiftOpenSearchPinecone
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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