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DBMS > EJDB vs. HarperDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison EJDB vs. HarperDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. Sphinx

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NameEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.24
Rank#277  Overall
#39  Document stores
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score28.38
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteejdb.orgharperdb.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSoftmotionsHarperDBGoogleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20122017201320142001
Current release3.1, August 20212.0.8, August 20212.1.12, February 20173.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCNode.jsGoJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes infoJSON data typesNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared libraryJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1nonono
TriggersnononoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operationsnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes 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.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accountsnono
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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