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DBMS > SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Sphinx vs. Splunk

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NameSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.04
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score86.84
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlsphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheresphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSAP infoformerly SybaseSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release199220012003
Current release17, July 20153.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles

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