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System Properties Comparison LevelDB vs. NuoDB vs. Sphinx vs. Vertica

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NameLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.68
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score1.19
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score19.85
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­google/­leveldbnuodb.comsphinxsearch.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mddoc.nuodb.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperGoogleNuoDB, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2011201320012005
Current release1.23, February 20213.4.1, July 202111.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++C++C++
Server operating systemsIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)Full 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesC++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLnoyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyesnoyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedhorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBnoneMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infotunable commit protocolnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith automatic compression on writesyesyes 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.yes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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LevelDBNuoDBSphinxVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsDeploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesFast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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