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System Properties Comparison Pinecone vs. Sphinx vs. WakandaDB

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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelVector DBMSSearch engineObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score5.95
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.10
Rank#356  Overall
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.iosphinxsearch.comwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docswakanda.github.io/­doc
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncSphinx Technologies Inc.Wakanda SAS
Initial release201920012012
Current release3.5.1, February 20232.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++, JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleannoyes
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 indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPythonC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes

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