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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Graph Engine vs. Sphinx vs. TinkerGraph

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engineGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score0.85
Rank#186  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.12
Rank#306  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.graphengine.iosphinxsearch.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2016201020012009
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePython.NET and CC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux.NETFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolTinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDBoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.optional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnono

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