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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. RavenDB vs. Sphinx

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score1.96
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.monetdb.orgravendb.netsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationravendb.net/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVHibernating RhinosSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200420102001
Current releaseJun2020-SP1, July 20204.2, May 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC#C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ryesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableno
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.
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
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MonetDBRavenDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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