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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score48.66
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20082001
Current release2.2.0, June 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROno
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno

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