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

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NameIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-based data warehousing serviceOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.99
Rank#114  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousesphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperIBMSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201420012000
Current release3.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 possibleno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL, SQL PLnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoRole-based access control

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