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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Datomic vs. Hazelcast vs. NuoDB vs. Sphinx

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA widely adopted in-memory data gridNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.47
Rank#210  Overall
#36  Key-value stores
Score1.99
Rank#110  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score9.07
Rank#45  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score1.02
Rank#146  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score6.69
Rank#51  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.datomic.comhazelcast.comwww.nuodb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comhazelcast.org/­documentationdoc.nuodb.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCognitectHazelcastNuoDB, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20132012200820132001
Current release0.9.5951, July 20194.0, February 20203.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJava, ClojureJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.nonoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGoClojure
Java
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesJava, SQLno
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsyes infoEventsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes infoReplicated Mapyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID infotunable commit protocolno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes 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.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole-based access controlStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno
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Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsFast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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