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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesWidely used in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.45
Rank#227  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score126.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilysphinxsearch.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperMcObjectSphinx Technologies Inc.Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release200120012000
Current release8.1, November 20193.2.1, January 20203.32.2 (June 4, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
C++ 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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes infovia file-system locks
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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