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System Properties Comparison Oracle Rdb vs. Raima Database Manager vs. Sphinx

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NameOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database serverOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.45
Rank#160  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#267  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlraima.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.raima.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Raima Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release198419842001
Current release7.4.1.1, 202115, June 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsHP Open VMSAndroid
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specificationno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 controlnono
More information provided by the system vendor
Oracle RdbRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_VistaSphinx
Specific characteristicsRaima Database Manager (RDM) is an embedded time-series database optimized to run...
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Competitive advantagesDecreased time-to-market Industry-standard interfaces & tools for making your job...
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Typical application scenariosTypical use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded In-Memory Database Time-Series...
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Key customersInfor, ABB, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Fujitsu,...
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Market metricsOver 30 000 applications developers worldwide have field-tested RDM products More...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of Raima Database Manager are flexible, so are the...
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News

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12 July 2022

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8 October 2020

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1 October 2020

Raima Expands Their Reseller Network in Asia
19 May 2020

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