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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. STSdb

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA 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 metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.27
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score148.91
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGElasticGoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release2009201020022011
Current release3.8.0, July 20197.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta ServeryesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser authentication via various security protocolsno
More information provided by the system vendor
EhcacheElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceSTSdb
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosSearch, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customers
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Market metricsMore than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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