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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. Sphinx vs. Virtuoso vs. XAP

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVirtuoso  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesVirtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphsHigh 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 modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Native XML DBMS
Relational DBMS
RDF store
Search engine
Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document storeObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.53
Rank#204  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score2.65
Rank#96  Overall
#5  Graph DBMS
#3  Native XML DBMS
#47  Relational DBMS
#2  RDF stores
#11  Search engines
Score0.80
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitegriddb.netsphinxsearch.comvirtuoso.openlinksw.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.openlinksw.com/­virtuosodocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperToshiba CorporationSphinx Technologies Inc.OpenLink SoftwareGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2013200119982000
Current release4.2, June 20193.1.1, October 20188.3, May 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++CJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoSQL - Standard relational schema
RDF - Quad (S, P, O, G) or Triple (S, P, O)
XML - DTD, XML Schema
DAV - freeform filesystem objects, plus User Defined Types a/k/a Dynamic Extension Type
schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnoyesyes
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.noyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92, SQL-200x, SQL-3, SQLXSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolProprietary protocolADO.NET
GeoSPARQL
HTTP API
JDBC
Jena RDF API
ODBC
OLE DB
RDF4J API
RESTful HTTP API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SOAP webservices
SPARQL 1.1
WebDAV
XPath
XQuery
XSLT
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoVirtuoso PLyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyesSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnoneChain, star, and bi-directional replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnoyesyes 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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoFine-grained Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) in addition to typical coarse-grained Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) according to SQL-standard. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)Role-based access control
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GridDBSphinxVirtuosoXAP
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Virtuoso is a modern multi-model RDBMS for managing data represented as tabular relations...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Performance & Scale — as exemplified by DBpedia and the LOD Cloud it spawned, i.e.,...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Used for — Analytics/BI Conceptual Data Virtualization Enterprise Knowledge Graphs...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Broad use across enterprises and governments including — European Union (EU) US Government...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Largest installed-base ​of Multi-Model RDBMS for AI-friendly Knowledge Graphs Platform...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Available in both Commercial Enterprise and Open Source (GPL v2) Editions Feature...
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