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System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. Sphinx

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFatCloudSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20122001
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#C++
Server operating systemsWindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsno
Triggersyes infovia applicationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno

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