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DBMS > HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP IQ vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP IQ vs. Sphinx

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score49.11
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score119.86
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score5.27
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­iqsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSAP, formerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2008199219942001
Current release2.2.0, June 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201916.1 SPS04, April 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSAP/Sybase Replication Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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