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System Properties Comparison Dragonfly vs. Fauna vs. Sphinx

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NameDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instanceFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#271  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Score1.55
Rank#154  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
fauna.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.dragonflydb.io/­docsdocs.fauna.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperDragonflyDB team and community contributorsFauna, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release202320142001
Current release1.0, March 20233.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemescheme-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datestrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysnono
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 indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functionsno
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalitynono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, strict serializability by the serveryesyes
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 controlPassword-based authenticationIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno

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