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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.93
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.26
Rank#320  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#317  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release200120112018
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 201510.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.no
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole-based access control

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