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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. NSDb vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.85
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftnsdb.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftnsdb.io/­Architecturesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201220172001
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringno
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 indexesrestrictedall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCJava
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
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 integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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