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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. PouchDB vs. Sphinx

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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
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Score0.25
Rank#337  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score3.52
Rank#100  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasepouchdb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbpouchdb.com/­guidessphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Apache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201720122001
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20187.1.1, June 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnono
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
Secondary indexesnoyes infovia viewsyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in LuaView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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