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DBMS > Spark SQL vs. Sphinx vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Spark SQL vs. Sphinx vs. Transbase

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NameSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.56
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score7.75
Rank#54  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.28
Rank#273  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitespark.apache.org/­sqlsphinxsearch.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release201420011987
Current release3.1.1, March 20213.4.1, July 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
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 SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
R
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoyes
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 controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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