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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. Elasticsearch vs. Sphinx

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.08
Rank#51  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score152.32
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGElasticSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200920102001
Current release3.8.0, July 20197.8.0, June 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes 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.yesMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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EhcacheElasticsearchSphinx
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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