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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.66
Rank#182  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­kripken/­sql.js
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docskripken.github.io/­sql.js/­documentation
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release20012012
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.no infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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