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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Search engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.91
Rank#227  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#16  Search engines
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.33
Rank#317  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitecrate.iosphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCrateSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201320012011
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynono
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 controlrights management via user accountsnono
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications. In those scenarios,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data in order to monitor,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain , ALPLA...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013. CrateDB was the winner of the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB on-premises is open source and free to use under the Apache...
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