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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Elasticsearch vs. Pinecone

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  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 metricA managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.89
Rank#67  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score135.35
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score3.16
Rank#95  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.pinecone.io
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGElasticPinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release200920102019
Current release3.10.0, March 20228.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses 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 languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesString, Number, Boolean
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 indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes
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 controlno

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