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System Properties Comparison Cachelot.io vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Sphinx

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NameCachelot.io  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory caching systemCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#344  Overall
#64  Key-value stores
Score11.64
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score6.94
Rank#50  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitecachelot.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201520122001
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoSimplified BSD LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocolAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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