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DBMS > QuestDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison QuestDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx

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NameQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.28
Rank#266  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitequestdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperQuestDB LimitedSAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419922001
Current release17, July 20153.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)noneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID for single-table writesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
QuestDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSphinx
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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