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System Properties Comparison SAP Adaptive Server vs. Sphinx

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NameSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score56.10
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­adaptive-server-enterprisesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSAP, SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19872001
Current release16.03.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsOLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava and Transact-SQLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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