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DBMS > SpaceTime vs. Sphinx vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison SpaceTime vs. Sphinx vs. TypeDB

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NameSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score5.98
Rank#56  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.65
Rank#234  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
#107  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mireo.com/­spacetimesphinxsearch.comtypedb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docstypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperMireoSphinx Technologies Inc.Vaticle
Initial release202020012016
Current release3.5.1, February 20232.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFixed-grid hypercubesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)noneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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 persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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SpaceTimeSphinxTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesTypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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