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DBMS > Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Solr

System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Solr

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#248  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Score5.81
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score52.48
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableslucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release201420122006
Current release2.1.12, February 20178.6.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafarihostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.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 proceduresnonoJava plugins
TriggersUsing read-only observersnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDBnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesyes

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