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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. GridDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Sphinx vs. XAP

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelSearch engineTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.44
Rank#216  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score2.00
Rank#108  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.79
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlgriddb.netopentsdb.netsphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsagriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGoogleToshiba Corporationcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20022013201120012000
Current release4.2, June 20193.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsnoyes
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.nononono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Proprietary protocolHTTP API
Telnet API
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBaseSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infobased on HBasenoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenonoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Search ApplianceGridDBOpenTSDBSphinxXAP
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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