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System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. Sphinx

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.88
Rank#111  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.monetdb.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMonetDB BVSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20042001
Current releaseApr2019, April 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsnative C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental statusnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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MonetDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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News

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9 May 2019

SQL:2003 merge statements now supported in MonetDB
8 March 2019

Extended SQL:2011 Window Functions in MonetDB
26 February 2019

Updatable MERGE TABLEs with partition predicates
26 February 2019

Remote Tables and Authorization
10 August 2018

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