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DBMS > Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 simplicityOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHypertable Inc.Circonus LLC.Sphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release2009201720012011
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016V0.10.20, January 20183.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP APIProprietary protocol.NET Client API
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++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luanono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
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 nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnononono

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