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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Cassandra vs. Sphinx

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSWide column storeSearch engine
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Score0.19
Rank#283  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score119.10
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteblueflood.iocassandra.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikicassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperRackspaceApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201320082001
Current release3.11.8, August 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-freeyes
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 indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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