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

DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. OrientDB vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. OrientDB vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score5.48
Rank#70  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchorientdb.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAPSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201520102001
Current releaseV13.1.0, June 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language, no joinsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APITinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, Javascriptno
TriggersnoHooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationship in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurableno

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 SearchOrientDBSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Graph DBMS increased their popularity by 500% within the last 2 years
3 March 2015, Paul Andlinger

Graph DBMSs are gaining in popularity faster than any other database category
21 January 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

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

show all

Recent citations in the news

Cognitive Search - Azure Search with AI | Azure Friday - Microsoft
6 September 2019, Channel 9

Enlighten Designs settles in with specialisation
7 September 2020, Reseller News

Knowledge Mining with Azure Search | AI Show - Microsoft
8 October 2019, Channel 9

Knowledge mining using the knowledge store feature of Azure Search - Microsoft
17 September 2019, Channel 9

How to use Azure Search in .Net
23 April 2018, InfoWorld

provided by Google News

NoSQL Software Market Is Booming Worldwide (2020-2027) | By Top Leading Players – OrientDB, MongoDB, Amazon, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase, ArangoDB, CouchDB
15 September 2020, The Daily Chronicle

Graph Database Market Trends, Top Manufactures, Graph Database Market Demands, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast 2026
19 August 2020, Express Journal

Graph Database market report – The Daily Chronicle
1 September 2020, The Daily Chronicle

Graph Database Market Trend – The Daily Chronicle
1 September 2020, The Daily Chronicle

The 7 Best Graph Databases to Consider for 2020
28 May 2020, Solutions Review

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

Chihuahuas and unicorns on your mobile with Google’s augmented reality: 27 new animals
10 September 2020, Explica

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

The Pirate Bay was recently down for over a week due to a DDoS attack
29 October 2019, Internet

Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM
30 March 2020, TechRepublic

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Web Developer II
Flexcon, Inc., Spencer, MA

Software Engineer II - M365
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Software Developer
Arhaus Furniture, Boston Heights, OH

Sitecore Developer
First Quality, King of Prussia, PA

ETL Developer
Broadway Bank, San Antonio, TX

Data Architect (Graph Databases)
Infopro Learning Inc, Remote

Big Data Architect
Covent Inc, Charlotte, NC

User Interface Developer
SoSACorp, Portland, OR

Java Developer
Stefanini, Inc, Dallas, TX

Sr. Sales Engineer (Remote)
Neo4j, United States

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

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

AllegroGraph logo

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

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

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

Present your product here