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System Properties Comparison Newts vs. RDF4J vs. Sphinx vs. Sqrrl

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NameNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionTime Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRDF storeSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.02
Rank#329  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.comsqrrl.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sphinx Technologies Inc.Amazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2014200420012012
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Proprietary protocolAccumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranonenoneselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usednoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes 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 controlnononoCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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