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NameOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1343.59
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score6.35
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.oracle.com/­databasesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOracleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19802001
Current release19c, February 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary 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
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 possibleno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle PartitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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-standardno
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