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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Search vs. Sphinx vs. SQream DB

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.70
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.70
Rank#200  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsphinxsearch.comsqream.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.sqream.com/­latest/­manual
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201520012014
Current releaseV13.2.1, January 20202020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions in Python
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedhorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousing Azure authenticationno
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Microsoft Azure SearchSphinxSQream DB
Specific characteristicsDue to exponentially growing data, organizations today are facing slowdowns, with...
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Competitive advantagesMuch faster time to insight Analyze significantly more data Achieve previously unobtainable...
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Typical application scenariosWhat can you do with 100x faster SQL analytics? Better and more timely decision making...
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Key customersSome of our customers include: LG Uplus, AIS (Advanced Info Service), ACL Mobile,...
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