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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#236  Overall
#10  Wide column stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score7.26
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmsupport.google.com/­gsasphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201620022001
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding 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 serviceMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensUser authentication via various security protocolsno

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