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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Brytlyt vs. Drizzle vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBrytlyt  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Scalable GPU-accelerated RDBMS for very fast analytic and streaming workloads, leveraging PostgreSQLMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#289  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#259  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#136  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.brytlyt.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.heavy.aisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaBrytlytDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerHEAVY.AI, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2016200820162001
Current release0.9, October 20167.2.4, September 20125.10, January 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and CUDAC++C++ and CUDAC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.yesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin PL/pgSQLnonono
Triggersyesyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.nono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoRound robinSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBrytlytDrizzleHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Sphinx
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. White...
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Only HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Advanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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