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System Properties Comparison Kdb+ vs. Sphinx

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NameKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.51
Rank#56  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitekx.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcode.kx.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032001
Current release3.6, May 20183.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageqC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsno
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Kdb+Sphinx
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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