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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score3.37
Rank#104  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.45
Rank#160  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419842001
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20197.4.1.1, 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
HP Open VMSFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
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 indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
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 nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeno
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 Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyno

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