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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure AI Search vs. Solr vs. SpatiaLite

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NameMicrosoft Azure AI Search  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache LuceneSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.52
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score41.02
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsolr.apache.orgwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationlearn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsolr.apache.org/­resources.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperMicrosoftApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release201520062008
Current releaseV19.6.1, May 20245.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)server-less
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingyes
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 indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSolr Parallel SQL Interfaceyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava pluginsno
Triggersnoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanooptimistic lockingACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationyesno

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