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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. OpenSearch vs. SwayDB

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeVector DBMS
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Score2.09
Rank#116  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
swaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAmazon Web ServicesSimer Plaha
Initial release201020212018
Current release8.1, December 20182.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesno
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyesnone
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, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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CitusOpenSearchSwayDB
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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3rd partiesAiven for OpenSearch: Fully managed open source search and analytics suite. Out-of-the-box integrations get you up and running in a couple of clicks.
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