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DBMS > Citus vs. Sphinx vs. TDengine

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Sphinx vs. TDengine

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.77
Rank#135  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.91
Rank#183  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.taosdata.com/­en/­documentation
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Taos Data
Initial release201020012019
Current release8.1, December 20183.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocolJDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesnoyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes
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Specific characteristicsOne of the modules of TDengine is the time-series database. However, in addition...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance improvement over 10 times: An innovative data storage structure is defined,...
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Typical application scenariosIT Infrastructure, Servers and Applications Monitoring Internet of Cars, Trucks,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database With more than 15,500 stars on GitHub
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source (AGPL v3) Enterprise / Cloud (https://www.taosdata.com/en/support/)
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