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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelKey-value storeTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.34
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.37
Rank#248  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.79
Rank#186  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memcached.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-tssphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalBasho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.Splice Machine
Initial release2003201520012014
Current release1.6.0, March 20203.2.1, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCErlangC++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnorestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocolJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlangnoyes infoJava
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factornoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between datasets can be storednoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyesyes 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
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolnonoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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