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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. STSdb

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 metricThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score148.91
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score1.84
Rank#118  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousestssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperElasticGoogleIBMSTS Soft SC
Initial release2010200220142011
Current release7.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPL/SQL, SQL PLno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornonono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBSTSdb
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosSearch, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customers
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Market metricsMore than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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