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DBMS > ObjectBox vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison ObjectBox vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB

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NameObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.57
Rank#170  Overall
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.34
Rank#315  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websiteobjectbox.iosphinxsearch.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.objectbox.iosphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201720012018
Current release3.4.1, July 202110.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
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++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary native APIProprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesonline/offline synchronization between client and servernoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoRole-based access control
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