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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. RavenDB

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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 metricOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score145.25
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score3.93
Rank#68  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchravendb.net
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperElasticHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20102010
Current release6.6.0, January 20194.1, September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license 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
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes
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 nodesyesMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
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 integration
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
ElasticsearchRavenDB
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Mentioned in both Gartner and Forrester research, RavenDB is a pioneer in the newest...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenarios
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customers
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Toyota, Vodafone, Medicaid, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight, JetBrains
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Community : You can take...
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Related products and services
3rd partiesDremio: Analyze your data with standard SQL and any BI tool. Accelerate your queries up to 1,000x.
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