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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Manticore Search vs. SAP HANA vs. Sphinx

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 metricMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score144.93
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.19
Rank#336  Overall
#22  Search engines
Score50.20
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchmanticoresearch.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlmanual.manticoresearch.comhelp.sap.com/­hanasphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperElasticManticore SoftwareSAPSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2010201720102001
Current release7.8.0, June 20204.2, December 20212.0 SPS06 (March 4, 2022), March 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Appliance or cloud-serviceFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentFixed schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyesno
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.noCan index from XMLno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsSQLScript, Rno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSynchronous replication based on Galera libraryyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yesyes 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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesno

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