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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Sphinx
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|Name||BigObject Xexclude from comparison||Sphinx Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queries||Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS a hierachical model (tree) can be imposed||Search engine|
|Developer||BigObject, Inc.||Sphinx Technologies Inc.|
|Current release||3.5.1, February 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial free community edition available||Open Source GPL version 2, commercial licence available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux distributed as a docker-image|
OS X distributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows distributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||no|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no|
|Secondary indexes||yes||yes full-text index on all search fields|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like DML and DDL statements||SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||fluentd|
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C++ unofficial client library|
Perl unofficial client library
Ruby unofficial client library
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||Lua||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding Partitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||none|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes automatically between fact table and dimension tables||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes Read/write lock on objects (tables, trees)||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes The original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes|
|User concepts Access control||no||no|
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