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System Properties Comparison OpenSearch vs. Sphinx vs. SwayDB

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NameOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.65
Rank#38  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#373  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
sphinxsearch.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latestsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon Web ServicesSphinx Technologies Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release202120012018
Current release2.5.0, January 20233.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Scala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-free
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of operations
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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OpenSearchSphinxSwayDB
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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