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DBMS > Citus vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Sadas Engine vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Sadas Engine vs. Sphinx

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#352  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.sadasengine.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-dbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014SADAS s.r.l.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2010201020062001
Current release8.1, December 20188.03.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialcommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCErlangC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAIX
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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 infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno

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