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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Google BigQuery vs. NSDb

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 metricLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.44
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score50.12
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchcloud.google.com/­bigquerynsdb.io
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperElasticGoogle
Initial release201020102017
Current release7.8.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexednoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
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, allImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)

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