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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Manticore Search vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Manticore Search vs. Sphinx

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineSearch engine
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar Library
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.77
Rank#93  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.16
Rank#298  Overall
#19  Search engines
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantmanticoresearch.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantmanual.manticoresearch.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Manticore SoftwareSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201020172001
Current release4.2, December 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanno
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.noCan index from XML
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIBinary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication based on Galera librarynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenono

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