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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. OpenSearch
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|Name||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||OpenSearch Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used open source RDBMS||A distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Search engine|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||Amazon Web Services|
|Current release||8.2.0, October 2023||2.5.0, January 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||Open Source Apache Version 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++||Java|
|Server operating systems||FreeBSD|
|All OS with a Java VM|
|Data scheme||yes||schema-free Flexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes|
|Secondary indexes||yes||yes All search fields are automatically indexed|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes with proprietary extensions||SQL-like query language|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||Ada|
Ruby Elasticsearch client
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes proprietary syntax||yes|
|Triggers||yes||yes by using the 'percolation' feature|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency Synchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...|
|Competitive advantages||Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...|
|Typical application scenarios||The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...|
|Licensing and pricing models||The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...|
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