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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Sphinx vs. XAP

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.35
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisesphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperDataStaxSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201120012000
Current release6.7, December 20183.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoRole-based access control
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Datastax EnterpriseSphinxXAP
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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