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

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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.Cassandra-compatible wide column storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineWide column storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score2.16
Rank#108  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.scylladb.comstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperElasticGoogleScyllaDBSTS Soft SC
Initial release2010200220152011
Current release7.3.0, August 2019Scylla Open Source 3.2.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
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 indexedyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
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 replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
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, allEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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ElasticsearchGoogle Search ApplianceScyllaDBSTSdb
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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