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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.51
Rank#237  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score7.23
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantrockset.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.rockset.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014RocksetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201020192001
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenodynamic typingno
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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 JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic shardingSharding 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
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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 databaseAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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