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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. ScyllaDB vs. Sphinx

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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 metricCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
Wide column store
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score152.32
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score2.48
Rank#111  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.scylladb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.scylladb.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperElasticScyllaDBSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201020152001
Current release7.8.0, June 2020Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen 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 languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, 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 proceduresyesyes, Luano
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
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, allEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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ElasticsearchScyllaDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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AdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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