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DBMS > Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse

System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  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 methodMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Score3.62
Rank#90  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.STS Soft SCRocket Software
Initial release200120111985
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 availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C#C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)optional
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 APIJava API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes infoU2 Basic
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 nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoconfigurable
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
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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