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System Properties Comparison MaxDB vs. Newts vs. RDF4J vs. Sphinx

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NameMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsTime Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.43
Rank#71  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#325  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Score6.69
Rank#51  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitemaxdb.sap.comopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997OpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1984201420042001
Current release7.9.09 (July 2018), 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaJava
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonono

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