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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Elasticsearch vs. Sphinx

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.12
Rank#277  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score150.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteblueflood.iowww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperRackspaceElasticSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201320102001
Current release7.3.0, August 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen 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
All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingSharding 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 Cassandrayesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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.noMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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BluefloodElasticsearchSphinx
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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