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Elasticsearch System Properties

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DescriptionA modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene
Database modelSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Rank#11  Overall
#1  Search engines
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide
Initial release2010
Current release5.3.2, April 2017
License Commercial or Open SourceOpen Source Apache Version 2
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free Flexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesyes All search fields are automatically indexed
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
Supported programming languages.Net
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresyes
Triggersyes by using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency Synchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes

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