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System Properties Comparison RethinkDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Sphinx vs. SwayDB

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NameRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score3.89
Rank#86  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score7.61
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiterethinkdb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlsphinxsearch.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationrethinkdb.com/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Sybase, SAPSphinx Technologies Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release2009199320012018
Current release2.4.1, August 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Delphi
Perl
PHP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersClient-side triggers through changefeedsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding inforange basednoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCC basedyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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 infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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