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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Sphinx vs. SwayDB

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineKey-value store
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Score2.39
Rank#117  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.11
Rank#306  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgsphinxsearch.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsSphinx Technologies Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release201220012018
Current release0.20.0, October 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemnono

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