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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. JaguarDB vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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 metricAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score152.18
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score4.35
Rank#79  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#334  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Score19.20
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score26.46
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.datajaguar.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperElasticGoogleDataJaguar, Inc.IBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20102008201520002014
Current release7.8.0, June 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinuxLinux infoincluded in appliancehosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (GQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesusing Google App Enginenoyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureCallbacks using the Google Apps Enginenonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyesno
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 Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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ElasticsearchGoogle Cloud DatastoreJaguarDBNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflake
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Quantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Advertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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