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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. MarkLogic

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  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 metricOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score142.79
Rank#9  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score13.74
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.marklogic.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperElasticMarkLogic Corp.
Initial release20102001
Current release6.6.0, January 20199.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infoSchema can be enforced
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL92
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia XQuery or JavaScript
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobs
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levels
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchMarkLogic
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenarios
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customers
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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3rd partiesElastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.
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Conferences and events

MarkLogic World 2019
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