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

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NameMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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 databasesColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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
Score21.77
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchsphinxsearch.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201520012005
Current releaseV13.2.1, January 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
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 supportedSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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 authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Microsoft Azure SearchSphinxVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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