DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Solr vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Solr vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare Solr and Sphinx with Elasticsearch, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameSolr  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely used enterprise search engine based on Apache LuceneOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score57.57
Rank#17  Overall
#3  Search engines
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitelucene.apache.org/­solrsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20042001
Current release8.2.0, July 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM and a servlet container inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fieldsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typingno
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 infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infosupports limited query time joinsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava pluginsno
Triggersyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodescloud/distributed (via Zookeeper)
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoslaves poll the master in predefined intervalls
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic locking infoSolr 4no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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

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

More resources
SolrSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

Elasticsearch replaced Solr as the most popular search engine
12 January 2016, Paul Andlinger

Enterprise Search Engines almost double their popularity in the last 12 months
2 July 2014, Paul Andlinger

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

show all

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

show all

Recent citations in the news

Pets needing to be adopted | Entertainment
17 October 2019, Arizona Daily Star

Enterprise Search Software Market to Undertake Strapping Growth by the End 2027 with Swiftype, Algolia, Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, SearchSpring, AddSearch, SLI Systems, Amazon CloudSearch, Coveo, FishEye, and Inbenta
17 October 2019, Market Expert

Enterprise Search Software Market 2019-2025 | Swiftype, Algolia, Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, SearchSpring, AddSearch, SLI Systems, Amazon CloudSearch, Coveo, FishEye and Inbenta
7 October 2019, Market Expert

UK cinema operator plans 2.8 MW of rooftop solar installations
17 October 2019, Renewables Now

Insight Engines, Powered By Apache
25 September 2019, CMSWire

provided by Google News

Best NZB Search Engines for Usenet
13 September 2019, Tales Buzz

Types of open source software and Licenses
8 April 2019, H2S Media

Open Source Tools & Framework: Microservices Perspective
16 August 2019, Analytics India Magazine

Egypt Opens New International Airport in Giza for Trial Flights
28 January 2019, Forbes Africa

eCommerce Search & Personalization
6 May 2018, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Engineer
Everis, Connecticut

Data Architect (Remote)
First San Francisco Partners, Remote

Enterprise Software Architect (REMOTE)
Diligent Solutions, United States

Full-stack Software Engineer
Oracle, San Francisco, CA

Sr Intern
WebMD, New York, NY

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

AllegroGraph logo

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

Present your product here