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System Properties Comparison OpenSearch vs. Solr vs. SpatiaLite

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NameOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneA 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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Score16.03
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score41.02
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
solr.apache.orgwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latestsolr.apache.org/­resources.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAmazon Web ServicesApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release202120062008
Current release2.5.0, January 20239.6.1, May 20245.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)server-less
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes 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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSolr Parallel SQL Interfaceyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava pluginsno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsspark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesno
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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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