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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Search engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.60
Rank#167  Overall
#29  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#81  Relational DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.33
Rank#317  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201320012011
Current release6.2.28, November 20203.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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