DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. MemSQL vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. MemSQL vs. STSdb

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  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.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageKey-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 storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score149.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.70
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score4.62
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.memsql.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.memsql.com
DeveloperElasticGoogleMemSQL Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2010200220132011
Current release7.3.0, August 20197.0.13, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Elasticsearch Service on Elastic Cloud: Try out the official hosted Elasticsearch and Kibana offering available on AWS and GCP that's powered by the creators of Elasticsearch.
Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux info64 bit version requiredWindows
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationnone
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 only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 ApplianceMemSQLSTSdb
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
» more
Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
» more
Typical application scenariosSearch, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
» more
Key customers
» more
Market metricsMore than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesElastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
ElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceMemSQLSTSdb
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Elasticsearch moved into the top 10 most popular database management systems
3 July 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Meet some database management systems you are likely to hear more about in the future
4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Unprotected Elasticsearch Server Leaks 5 Billion Records
20 March 2020, CISO MAG

Elastic Achieves FedRAMP "In Process" Milestone
17 March 2020, Yahoo Finance

Misconfigured Elasticsearch Instance Exposes More ...
19 March 2020, Dark Reading

#Elasticsearch Service on #ElasticCloud is now in beta on AWS #GovCloud!
19 March 2020, Techwire.net

Data of millions of eBay and Amazon shoppers exposed
12 March 2020, Naked Security

provided by Google News

Google: We Have No Mechanism To Block Indexing Parts Of Pages
12 March 2020, Search Engine Roundtable

So Long Google Search Appliance
4 February 2016, Fortune

Google Search Appliance May Be Gone, But Category Lives On
27 May 2016, Fortune

What is a Google Search Appliance?
8 January 2014, TechRepublic

Elastic Is Looking a Lot Like Google 10 Years Ago
10 June 2019, Motley Fool

provided by Google News

MemSQL
24 March 2020, Gigaom

MongoDB Launches Bid To Recruit Oracle Customers To Migrate To Its Next-Gen Database
5 March 2020, CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

Meatier MemSQL database munches more data in memory and goes faster on disk
7 December 2019, Blocks and Files

The 28 Best Database Management Software Systems and Tools for 2020
13 March 2020, Solutions Review

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
28 February 2020, CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Elasticsearch Engineer
Gridiron IT, Reston, VA

Elasticsearch Engineer (ELK - Elastic, Logstash, Kibana)
ShorePoint, Reston, VA

Data Analyst
Incept Data Solutions, Inc, Reston, VA

Elasticsearch Engineer
Itero Group, Reston, VA

Data Scientist
Vanguard Solutions & Analytics, Arlington, VA

IT Architect
New York City DEPT OF INFO TECH & TELECOMM, Brooklyn, NY

Database Engineer
Presat, New York, NY

Solutions Architects - NoSQL and In-Memory Database
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

MEM SQL Developer!!! Alpharetta, GA
Srimatrix Inc, Alpharetta, GA

Reporting COE Engineer
Taller Technologies, Arkansas

Principal Database Engineer, VIPER
Comcast, Denver, CO

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandraâ„¢ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Present your product here