DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Spark SQL vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Spark SQL vs. Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. VelocityDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score7.61
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.14
Rank#300  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score0.10
Rank#310  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitespark.apache.org/­sqlsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4velocitydb.com
Technical documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCVelocityDB Inc
Initial release2014200120112011
Current release3.1.1, March 20213.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 20157.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageScalaC++C#C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)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 indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol.NET Client API.Net
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
R
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
TriggersnononoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneSharding
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 integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnononoBased on Windows Authentication

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesSQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Spark SQLSphinxSTSdbVelocityDB
DB-Engines blog posts

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Managing Partitions Using Spark Dataframe Methods | Job Seeker/Employer News | tucson.com
26 October 2021, Arizona Daily Star

Online workshop: Scalable data science with Python and Spark
12 October 2021, Market Research Telecast

Java Vs Python For Data Science
20 October 2021, Analytics India Magazine

Here is Everything You Need to Know About Big Data Warehouse Manager
7 October 2021, Analytics Insight

Analytics Chip Startup Speedata Emerges from Stealth
30 September 2021, Datanami

provided by Google News

No, Kyrsten Sinema Is Not Like John McCain, by Joe Conason
22 October 2021, Creators Syndicate

We Remember Michael
24 October 2021, Oakland News Now

Best Full-Text Search Engines to Maximize Search Experience for Your Users in 2021
31 May 2021, Techstory

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Associate Data & Machine Learning Engineer
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Data Analyst
LT Technology Services, Spring, TX

Data Engineer
NexInfo Solutions, Remote

Data Analyst
Lenovo, Morrisville, NC

Healthcare Data Analyst - MedInsight
Milliman, Brookfield, WI

UI / React JS Developer
uMobi Solutions Corporation, Portland, OR

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here