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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#130  Overall
#19  Document stores
#8  Graph DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.76
Rank#185  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comsphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Splice Machine
Initial release201420012014
Current release3.2.1, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infoJava
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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FaunaDBSphinxSplice Machine
Specific characteristicsSplice Machine is the open-source dual-engine RDBMS, powered by Hadoop and Spark....
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Competitive advantages
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Typical application scenariosMachine Learning, High Volume Financial Transaction processing, Internet of Things...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree Open Source as well as Enterprise model available. See http://www.splicemachine.com/product/pricing...
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