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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Geode vs. Oracle Coherence

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  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 metricGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesOracles in-memory data grid solution
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score135.74
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.76
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score2.57
Rank#125  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgeode.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­java/­coherence
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperElasticOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Oracle
Initial release201020022007
Current release8.6, January 20231.1, February 201714.1, August 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (OQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoLive Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
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, allEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes, on a single nodeconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptionally
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definableauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authentication

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