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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. SwayDB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 metricHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score155.76
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score4.20
Rank#80  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#313  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperElasticExasolCirconus LLC.Simer Plaha
Initial release2010200020172018
Current release7.8.0, June 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes, in Luano
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infoHadoop integrationnono
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 ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnono

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