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DBMS > IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Sphinx vs. Ultipa

System Properties Comparison IBM Db2 warehouse vs. Sphinx vs. Ultipa

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonUltipa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performance Graph DBMS supporting HTAP high availability cluster deployment
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.34
Rank#166  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.16
Rank#332  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehousesphinxsearch.comwww.ultipa.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.ultipa.com/­document
DeveloperIBMSphinx Technologies Inc.Ultipa
Initial release201420012019
Current release3.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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