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DBMS > Microsoft Azure Search vs. Riak KV vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. Riak KV vs. Sphinx

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score5.92
Rank#63  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchriak.com/­products/­riak-kvsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201520092001
Current releaseV12.1.0, April 20153.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesrestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding 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 serviceselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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 authenticationnono

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