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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Ignite vs. Solr

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score4.45
Rank#68  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
#36  Relational DBMS
Score57.57
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlignite.apache.orglucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsaapacheignite.readme.io/­docslucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperGoogleApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release200220152004
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.68.2.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM and a servlet container inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno infosupports limited query time joins
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Java plugins
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes (replicated cache)cloud/distributed (via Zookeeper)
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoslaves poll the master in predefined intervalls
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic locking infoSolr 4
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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