DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > GridGain vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

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

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteOpen 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 relationshipsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value storeGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented 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
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score0.14
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#340  Overall
#36  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#velocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release20072001201120182011
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.13.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 201510.0.21, March 20227.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++C#Prolog, RustC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinuxAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yesyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noSQL-like query language (WOQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHDFS 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)
.Net
Supported programming languagesC#
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
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nonoyesno
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)nonoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)nonenoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 implementationsnonoRole-based access controlBased on Windows Authentication

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
GridGainSphinxSTSdbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistVelocityDB
DB-Engines blog posts

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

GridGain Continues Strong Momentum in 2021, Has Record Revenue Year
22 February 2022, GlobeNewswire

GridGain, Apache Ignite founder talks in-memory databases
11 August 2022, TechTarget

GridGain Appoints Eoin O'Connor as New President and CEO
2 August 2022, GlobeNewswire

GridGain Announces Virtual Apache Ignite Summit 2022, Opens Call for Papers
7 February 2022, GlobeNewswire

GridGain Expands SaaS Portfolio, Makes GridGain Nebula Available to All Apache Ignite Users
28 October 2021, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

How TerminusDB is commercializing its open source graph database
16 March 2021, VentureBeat

Irish start-ups received €28m from Enterprise Ireland in 2021
7 April 2022, SiliconRepublic.com

Data on Kubernetes Community Unites to Usher in New Era for Running Data on Kubernetes
30 September 2021, Business Wire

30 startups that show how open source ate the world in 2021
3 January 2022, VentureBeat

Open source graph database company ArangoDB raises $27.8M
6 October 2021, VentureBeat

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Regional Vice President of Sales - North America
GridGain Systems, Chicago, IL

Senior Consultant - (USA/Remote)
GridGain Systems, Chicago, IL

Solutions Architect - (US - Remote)
GridGain Systems, Pittsburgh, PA

Technical Product Manager
GridGain Systems, Pittsburgh, PA

Director of Partners/Channels
GridGain Systems, Chicago, IL

UI Developer
Blutium, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Neo4j logo

Neo4j NODES 2022
Free online conference for developers and data scientists.
November 16/17 2022.
Register now for free!

Present your product here