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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Circonus LLC.SAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2009201719922001
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016V0.10.20, January 201817, July 20153.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesno
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.noyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luayes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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