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System Properties Comparison Oracle vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

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NameOracle  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used RDBMSA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Vector DBMS infosince Oracle 23
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1234.27
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score0.84
Rank#209  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.oracle.com/­databaserockset.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasedocs.rockset.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOracleRocksetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release198020192001
Current release23c, September 20233.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingno
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.yesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
HTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possiblenono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningAutomatic shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be realized in PL/SQLnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoisolation level can be parameterizednono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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