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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. JaguarDB vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeSearch engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.59
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Document stores
#21  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#58  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.38
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.datajaguar.comsphinxsearch.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperInterSystemsDataJaguar, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2018201520012018
Current release2021.1, June 20212.9.4 September 20183.4.1, July 202110.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replicationnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesrights management via user accountsnoRole-based access control

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