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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. MySQL vs. OpenSearch

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentWidely used open source RDBMSA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.59
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score1083.74
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score16.36
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.mysql.comgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdev.mysql.com/­docopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperMicrosoftOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunAmazon Web Services
Initial release201519952021
Current releaseV18.4.0, April 20242.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxyes
Triggersnoyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Microsoft Azure AI SearchMySQLOpenSearch
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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