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System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. Snowflake vs. Sphinx

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.29
Rank#303  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#14  RDF stores
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score5.95
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitecambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.snowflake.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsSnowflake Computing Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201820142001
Current release2.3, January 20213.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.yesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusteryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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