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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. MarkLogic vs. Riak KV vs. SWC-DB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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 databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score154.71
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score9.38
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score5.40
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.marklogic.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kvgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperElasticMarkLogic Corp.Basho TechnologiesAlex Kashirin
Initial release2010200120092020
Current release7.8.0, June 20209.0, 20172.1.0, April 20150.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL92noSQL-like query language
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
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsyesno
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 ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionno
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 integrationyes, with Range Indexesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsno
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ElasticsearchMarkLogicRiak KVSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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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 indexsearch, 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 scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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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 customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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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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