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System Properties Comparison RethinkDB vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.58
Rank#98  Overall
#19  Document stores
Score6.93
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.26
Rank#320  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websiterethinkdb.comsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationrethinkdb.com/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Sphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release200920012011
Current release2.4.1, August 20203.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrynoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol.NET Client API
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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
TriggersClient-side triggers through changefeedsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding inforange basedSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCC basedyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infousers and table-level permissionsnono

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