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

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Cassandra-compatible wide column storeA 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
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Score2.77
Rank#94  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score2.18
Rank#110  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score57.78
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.scylladb.comlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.scylladb.comlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperGoogleScyllaDBApache Software Foundation
Initial release200220152004
Current releaseScylla Open Source 3.1.0, October 20198.3.0, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license 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 systemsLinuxAll 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 indexesyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no infosupports limited query time joins
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
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 proceduresnoJava plugins
Triggersnoyes 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 replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblecloud/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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency infoslaves poll the master in predefined intervalls
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsoptimistic 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.noyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Google Search ApplianceScyllaDBSolr
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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