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System Properties Comparison MongoDB vs. searchxml vs. Sphinx
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|Name||MongoDB Xexclude from comparison||searchxml Xexclude from comparison||Sphinx Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure||DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server||Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases|
|Primary database model||Document store||Native XML DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS|
Search engine integrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS Time Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Vector DBMS currently available in the MongoDB Atlas cloud service only
|Developer||MongoDB, Inc||informationpartners gmbh||Sphinx Technologies Inc.|
|Current release||6.0.7, June 2023||1.0||3.5.1, February 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2, commercial licence available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no MongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||schema-free Although schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.||schema-free||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes string, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial||yes||no|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes|
|Secondary indexes||yes||yes||yes full-text index on all search fields|
|SQL Support of SQL||Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Atlas SQL Interface||no||SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||GraphQL|
proprietary protocol using JSON
|RESTful HTTP API|
|Supported programming languages||Actionscript unofficial driver|
Clojure unofficial driver
ColdFusion unofficial driver
D unofficial driver
Dart unofficial driver
Delphi unofficial driver
Groovy unofficial driver
Lisp unofficial driver
Lua unofficial driver
MatLab unofficial driver
PowerShell unofficial driver
Prolog unofficial driver
R unofficial driver
Smalltalk unofficial driver
|C++ most other programming languages supported via APIs||C++ unofficial client library|
Perl unofficial client library
Ruby unofficial client library
|Triggers||yes in MongoDB Atlas only||no||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding Partitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.||none||Sharding Partitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters|
|yes sychronisation to multiple collections||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency can be individually decided for each read operation|
Immediate Consistency default behaviour
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no typically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Multi-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation||multiple readers, single writer||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes optional, enabled by default||yes||yes The original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes In-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users and roles||Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services||no|
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|Specific characteristics||MongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...|
|Competitive advantages||Built around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...|
|Typical application scenarios||AI-enriched intelligent apps (Continental, Telefonica, Iron Mountain) Internet of...|
|Key customers||ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...|
|Market metrics||Hundreds of millions downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month...|
|Licensing and pricing models||MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...|
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