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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Rockset

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A 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 metricA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Search engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.42
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score130.82
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.89
Rank#197  Overall
#33  Document stores
Websitearangodb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchrockset.com
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.comwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.rockset.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebookInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.ElasticRockset
Initial release201220102019
Current release3.11.5, November 20238.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesdynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factoryesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.Memcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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ArangoDBElasticsearchRockset
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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