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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. Ignite vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.27
Rank#122  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score6.71
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
#36  Relational DBMS
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comignite.apache.orgsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestapacheignite.readme.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Apache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20072015200120112018
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1Apache Ignite 2.63.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 201510.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++, Java, .NetC++C#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocol.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nonoyes
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes (cache interceptors and events)nonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes (replicated cache)nonenoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnonoRole-based access control

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