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DBMS > LokiJS vs. NSDb vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. NSDb vs. Sphinx

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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory JavaScript DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#245  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSnsdb.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSnsdb.io/­Architecturesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201420172001
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.Using Apache Luceneyes 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 controlnono

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