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DBMS > PostGIS vs. Sphinx vs. Yandex Database (YDB)

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Sphinx vs. Yandex Database (YDB)

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonYandex Database (YDB)  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score6.95
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.49
Rank#244  Overall
#38  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netsphinxsearch.comcloud.yandex.com/­en/­services/­ydb
github.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docscloud.yandex.com/­en/­docs/­managed-ydb
ydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Yandex
Initial release200520012019
Current release3.2.1, February 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users

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