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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Solr

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineWide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.81
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score4.79
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score57.22
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableslucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsalucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release200220122004
Current release8.3.1, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM and a servlet container inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeschema-freeyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono infosupports limited query time joins
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava plugins
Triggersnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.cloud/distributed (via Zookeeper)
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 dataoptimistic lockingoptimistic 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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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