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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. RocksDB vs. Sphinx

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
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Score1.76
Rank#145  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.datomic.comrocksdb.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCognitectFacebook, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201220132001
Current release1.0.6735, June 20238.11.4, April 20243.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxFreeBSD
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 indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
TriggersBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes 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 inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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