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DBMS > Firebird vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.11
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#250  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-tssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationBasho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20152001
Current release3.0.7, 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++ErlangC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnono

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