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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. SQLite vs. VelocityDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score125.43
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#300  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.sqlite.orgvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Dwayne Richard HippVelocityDB Inc
Initial release200120002011
Current release3.2.1, January 20203.33.0 (August 14, 2020), August 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoPublic Domaincommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-lessAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
.Net
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoBased on Windows Authentication

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