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Elasticsearch System Properties

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NameElasticsearch
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 metric
Primary database modelSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score149.69
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperElastic
Initial release2010
Current release7.7.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud: Try out the official hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering available on AWS, GCP and Azure that's powered by the creators of Elasticsearch.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connector
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, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integration
More information provided by the system vendor
Elasticsearch
Specific characteristics

Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine. It allows you to store, search, and analyze big volumes of data quickly and in near real time. It is generally used as the underlying engine/technology that powers applications that have complex search features and requirements. Elasticsearch is a search engine based on Lucene. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents. Elasticsearch is developed in Java and is available under the Apache 2.0 with additional free and paid features under the Elastic License.

Competitive advantages
  • Open source, 
  • real-time index,
  • search and analysis,
  • horizontally scalable,
  • distributed,
  • resilient
Typical application scenarios

Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.

Key customersCisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, NASA, Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon use Elastic to power mission-critical systems.
Market metrics
  • More than 400 million cumulative downloads
  • More than 100,000 community members in 50+ countries
  • Backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with more than $100 million in funding
  • Elastic has a distributed workforce with more than 1500+ employees in 45 countries
  • Top ten most popular database management systems on DB-Engines
  • Partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and public sector use cases
Licensing and pricing models
Related products and services
Elastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.

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Recent citations in the news

Elastic Launches New Purchase Options for Elasticsearch Service on the Google Cloud Marketplace
19 May 2020, Business Wire

Free Online Elastic Stack and Elasticsearch Training: Anytime, Anywhere, On-Demand
20 May 2020, Governing

Storage and Networking Bytes: Elasticsearch Logging Goes Kubernetes
28 May 2020, Datanami

AWS slashes log data search prices with UltraWarm ElasticSearch service
6 May 2020, Blocks and Files

Amazon Announces General Availability of UltraWarm for Its Elastic Search Service on AWS
14 May 2020, InfoQ.com

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