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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. MemSQL vs. Riak KV

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score4.49
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score5.47
Rank#58  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.memsql.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.memsql.com
DeveloperGoogleMemSQL Inc.Basho Technologies
Initial release200220132009
Current release7.0.12, February 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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