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System Properties Comparison Hazelcast vs. MongoDB vs. Sphinx

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.72
Rank#42  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score448.02
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitehazelcast.comwww.mongodb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsdocs.mongodb.com/­manualsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHazelcastMongoDB, IncSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200820092001
Current release4.0.3, September 20204.4.1, September 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialno
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategy
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSONProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesJavaScriptno
Triggersyes infoEventsyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes 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.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users and rolesno
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Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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