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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Spanner vs. ObjectBox vs. Sphinx

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.22
Rank#108  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#12  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitecloud.google.com/­spannerobjectbox.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.objectbox.iosphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleObjectBox LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201720172001
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Proprietary native APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesno
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Google Cloud SpannerObjectBoxSphinx
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