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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. SQLite vs. WakandaDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.98
Rank#56  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score114.32
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#364  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.sqlite.orgwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlwakanda.github.io/­doc
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Dwayne Richard HippWakanda SAS
Initial release200120002012
Current release3.5.1, February 20233.45.3  (15 April 2024), April 20242.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-lessLinux
OS X
Windows
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 fieldsyes
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
RESTful HTTP API
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
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoyes

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