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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 databasesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.95
Rank#20  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score7.26
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release200820012018
Current release2.2.0, June 20193.1.1, October 20181.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROnoyes
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 indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javanoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journaling
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 & ABACnoRole-based access control

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