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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.61
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.79
Rank#190  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Websitepivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumsphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationgpdb.docs.pivotal.iosphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Splice Machine
Initial release200520012014
Current release6.7.1, April 20203.2.1, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yes infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoJava
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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Competitive advantagesOperational Workloads: Full ACID support with high performance at scale Multi-row...
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Licensing and pricing modelsKubernetes Community Edition: https://hub.helm.sh/charts/splicemachine/splice-helm...
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