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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. STSdb vs. XAP

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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 metricKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score148.40
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#291  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0www.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperElasticSTS Soft SCGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201020112000
Current release7.3.0, August 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC#Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMWindowsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.NET Client APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
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 infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access control
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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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Market metricsMore than 250 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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