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System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Sphinx vs. VelocityDB

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 databasesA .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 DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.82
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#58  Relational DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#35  Graph DBMS
#20  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irissphinxsearch.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clssphinxsearch.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperInterSystemsSphinx Technologies Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release201820012011
Current release2021.1, June 20213.4.1, July 20217.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol.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
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersyesnoCallbacks 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 supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoBased on Windows Authentication

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