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DBMS > BaseX vs. Elasticsearch vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Elasticsearch vs. SWC-DB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.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 high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSSearch engineWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.69
Rank#139  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score130.82
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#372  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitebasex.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperBaseX GmbHElasticAlex Kashirin
Initial release200720102020
Current release11.1, July 20248.6, January 20230.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual 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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerno
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 integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levels

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