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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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.Key-value store based on Berkeley DB Java Edition
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.44
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.81
Rank#91  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score3.62
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.html
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.html
DeveloperElasticGoogleOracle
Initial release201020022011
Current release7.3.0, August 201919.5, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptional
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 indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationElectable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornowith Hadoop integration
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 Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationnoyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceOracle NoSQL
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenarios
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customers
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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