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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. MarkLogic vs. Postgres-XL vs. Sphinx vs. Teradata Aster

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Relational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.03
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score9.62
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score0.66
Rank#216  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score6.95
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.marklogic.comwww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationdocs.marklogic.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGMarkLogic Corp.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Teradata
Initial release200920012014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20012005
Current release3.10.0, March 20229.0, 201710 R1, October 20183.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++CC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.noyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL92yes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptuser defined functionsnoR packages
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Serveryesnoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID infoMVCCnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes, with Range Indexesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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