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System Properties Comparison RavenDB vs. Sphinx vs. VoltDB

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NameRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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 databasesDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
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Score3.51
Rank#77  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#50  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score1.55
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websiteravendb.netsphinxsearch.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationravendb.net/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperHibernating RhinosSphinx Technologies Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release201020012010
Current release4.2, May 20193.1.1, October 20189.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#C++Java, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJava
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-master replicationnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID, Cluster-wide transaction availablenoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundlenoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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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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