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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx vs. Splunk

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.24
Rank#254  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score5.50
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score6.69
Rank#51  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score88.52
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databaserocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAxibase CorporationFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release20132013199220012003
Current release155856.7.3, March 202017, July 20153.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoBSDcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyesnoyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACIDnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles

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