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System Properties Comparison ObjectBox vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Sphinx

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NameObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileWidely used in-process key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#12  Object oriented DBMS
Score2.91
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteobjectbox.iowww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iodocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201719942001
Current release18.1 (Core), June 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnono
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