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DBMS > GigaSpaces vs. Heroic vs. LokiJS vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison GigaSpaces vs. Heroic vs. LokiJS vs. Sphinx

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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchIn-memory JavaScript DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Time Series DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#283  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score7.29
Rank#60  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGigaspaces TechnologiesSpotifySphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000201420142001
Current release15.5, September 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes infovia viewsyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JavaScript APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes, event driven architecturenoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes 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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnono
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Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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