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DBMS > Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx vs. ToroDB

System Properties Comparison Oracle Rdb vs. Sphinx vs. ToroDB

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NameOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.45
Rank#160  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.17
Rank#327  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.comwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Sphinx Technologies Inc.8Kdata
Initial release198420012016
Current release7.4.1.1, 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsHP Open VMSFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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 SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodenono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles

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