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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. LokiJS vs. Sphinx vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchIn-memory JavaScript DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeSearch engineMultivalue DBMS
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Score0.25
Rank#280  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#226  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score7.23
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score4.53
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSsphinxsearch.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperSpotifySphinx Technologies Inc.Rocket Software
Initial release2014201420011985
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++C
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonooptional
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 indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes infovia viewsyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JavaScript APIProprietary protocolJava API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a single collection possiblenoACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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