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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Sphinx

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.27
Rank#131  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitebasex.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20072001
Current release9.2.3, July 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes infovia eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsno

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