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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Solr

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Microsofts relational DBMSA widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score1094.72
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score57.57
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release200219892004
Current releaseSQL Server 2017, October 20178.2.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen 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
Server operating systemsLinux
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 SQLnoyesno infosupports limited query time joins
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaJava plugins
Triggersyesyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editioncloud/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 integritynoyesno
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 protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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