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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Sphinx

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.53
Rank#93  Overall
#16  Document stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitedrill.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20122001
Current release1.16, May 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyes 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.Depending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceno

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