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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Sphinx

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.22
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbyazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199720152001
Current release10.15.2.0, March 2020V13.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen 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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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing Azure authenticationno

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