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DBMS > KairosDB vs. Sphinx vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison KairosDB vs. Sphinx vs. Titan

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NameKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
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Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#50  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbsphinxsearch.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationkairosdb.github.iosphinxsearch.com/­docsgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Aurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release201320012012
Current release1.2.2, November 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Proprietary protocolJava API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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 infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple password-based access controlnoUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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