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DBMS > RocksDB vs. Splunk vs. XAP

System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. Splunk vs. XAP

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Analytics Platform for Big DataHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelKey-value storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.96
Rank#96  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Score88.27
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.92
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websiterocksdb.orgwww.splunk.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Splunk Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201320032000
Current release6.8.1, April 202014.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
HTTP RESTGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access control

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