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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Splunk

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.86
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score86.84
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperGoogleSplunk Inc.
Initial release20022003
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users and roles

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