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System Properties Comparison Memcached vs. Sphinx

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NameMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.90
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.memcached.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20032001
Current release1.5.12, November 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentnoyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno

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