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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Interbase vs. MaxDB vs. MySQL

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 metricLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score152.16
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score6.55
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score4.15
Rank#72  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1267.65
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasemaxdb.sap.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasemaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperElasticEmbarcaderoSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2010198419841995
Current release7.3.0, August 2019InterBase 2017, March 20177.9.09 (July 2018), 20188.0.19, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC++C and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesInterbase Change ViewsMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 integrationyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchInterbaseMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DMySQL
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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