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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Sphinx vs. TerarkDB

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.39
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score6.95
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#56  Key-value stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasesphinxsearch.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperEmbarcaderoSphinx Technologies Inc.Terark
Initial release198420012016
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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