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System Properties Comparison InfinityDB vs. SpaceTime vs. Sphinx

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NameInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeSpatial DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#378  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score5.98
Rank#56  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteboilerbay.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetimesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.MireoSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200220202001
Current release4.03.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesno
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 indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFixed-grid hypercubesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesno

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