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System Properties Comparison RavenDB vs. Sphinx

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NameRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score4.14
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteravendb.netsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationravendb.net/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHibernating RhinosSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20102001
Current release4.2, May 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC#C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
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Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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