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System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. RRDtool vs. Sphinx

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtoolsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleTobias OetikerSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419992001
Current release2.1.12, February 20171.7.2, May 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSSOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# availableC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariHP-UX
Linux
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyno
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared library
Pipes
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersUsing read-only observersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemonyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes 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 infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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