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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Hypertable
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|Name||Amazon SimpleDB Xexclude from comparison||Elasticsearch Xexclude from comparison||Hypertable Xexclude from comparison|
|Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.|
|Description||Hosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. There is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward Sciore||A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric||An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop|
|Primary database model||Key-value store||Search engine||Wide column store|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Current release||8.6, January 2023||0.9.8.11, March 2016|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source Elastic License||Open Source GNU version 3. Commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||All OS with a Java VM||Linux|
Windows an inofficial Windows port is available
|Data scheme||schema-free||schema-free Flexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent||schema-free|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||no|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|Secondary indexes||yes All columns are indexed automatically||yes All search fields are automatically indexed||restricted only exact value or prefix value scans|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||SQL-like query language||no|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP API||Java API|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
Community Contributed Clients
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||yes||no|
|Triggers||no||yes by using the 'percolation' feature||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none Sharding must be implemented in the application||Sharding||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||yes||selectable replication factor on file system level|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||ES-Hadoop Connector||yes|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be specified for read operations
|Eventual Consistency Synchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no Concurrent data updates can be detected by the application||no||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||Memcached and Redis integration|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)||no|
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