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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessDistributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.23
Rank#346  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score0.15
Rank#365  Overall
#3  Event Stores
#35  Time Series DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaIBMSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201620172001
Current release2.03.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnonoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnonono
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 serviceActive-active shard replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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