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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Manticore Search vs. Sphinx

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Time Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar Library
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.96
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.34
Rank#285  Overall
#19  Search engines
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.couchbase.commanticoresearch.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.commanual.manticoresearch.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Manticore SoftwareSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201120172001
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20214.2, December 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, NumberInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanno
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.Can index from XML
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsBinary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication based on Galera librarynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes 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.yes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnono
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseManticore SearchSphinx
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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