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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Fauna vs. Sphinx

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Fauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#154  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteclickhouse.comfauna.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsdocs.fauna.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Fauna, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201620142001
Current releasev24.3.2.23-lts, April 20243.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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  • ClickHouse Cloud: Get the performance you love from open source ClickHouse in a serverless offering that takes care of the details so you can spend more time getting insight out of the fastest database on earth.
  • DoubleCloud: Fully managed ClickHouse alongside best-in-class managed open-source services to build analytics at scale.
  • Aiven for Clickhouse: Managed cloud data warehousing with high-speed analytics.
Implementation languageC++ScalaC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
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Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
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Ruby info3rd party library
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Scala info3rd party library
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C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customhorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.Multi-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.Identity management, authentication, and access controlno

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