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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. STSdb

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen 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 method
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release20012011
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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