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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. TimesTen

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 methodIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.33
Rank#317  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score2.14
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release200120111998
Current release3.4.1, July 20214.0.8, September 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
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 fieldsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol.NET Client APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoPL/SQL
Triggersnonono
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 nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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