DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Sphinx with Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Amazon Aurora.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.54
Rank#25  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­sql-databasesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20102001
Current releaseV123.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to switch an existing Azure SQL Database to Hyperscale - Microsoft
19 September 2019, Channel 9

It's just SQL: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup - Microsoft
12 September 2019, Channel 9

Implementing SQL Server Integration Services with Azure Data Factory
16 September 2019, Database Journal

Should Your Company Use DBaaS?
20 September 2019, DevOps.com

Microsoft to improve Azure networking with private links to multi-tenant services
18 September 2019, The Register

provided by Google News

Best NZB Search Engines for Usenet
14 September 2019, Tales Buzz

Rapper Chad Focus wanted people to know about his rising career. The feds say it's a fraud
5 June 2019, Baltimore Fishbowl

Breaking down the British elite forces: 4/73 (Sphinx) Special Observation Post Battery Royal Artillery
30 March 2019, NEWSREP

Types of open source software and Licenses
8 April 2019, H2S Media

Open Source Tools & Framework: Microservices Perspective
16 August 2019, Analytics India Magazine

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Support Engineer - Azure SQL Database
Microsoft, United States

Data Engineer
Southern Poverty Law Center, Alabama

Azure Database/Big Data DevOps Engineer
TD Bank, New York, NY

Cloud Data Engineer
Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, VA

Microsoft Azure Cloud Architect -Managing Delivery Architect #SC
Capgemini, Columbia, SC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here