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NameIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.06
Rank#61  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-startedsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCirconus LLC.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20172001
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20183.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary 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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in Luano
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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