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DBMS > Cachelot.io vs. IBM Cloudant vs. MariaDB vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Cachelot.io vs. IBM Cloudant vs. MariaDB vs. Sphinx

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NameCachelot.io  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory caching systemDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score104.36
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitecachelot.iowww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarysphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2015201020092001
Current release10.6.5, November 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoSimplified BSD LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesno
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes 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.nonoyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Cachelot.ioIBM CloudantMariaDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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