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

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityOpen 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 relationshipsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engineGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.59
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Document stores
#21  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#58  Relational DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.38
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#324  Overall
#34  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irissphinxsearch.comterminusdb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clssphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#velocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperInterSystemsSphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release2018200120182011
Current release2021.1, June 20213.4.1, July 202110.1.4, August 20227.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++Prolog, RustC#
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxAny that supports .NET
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
TriggersyesnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoRole-based access controlBased on Windows Authentication

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