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System Properties Comparison SpatiaLite vs. Sphinx

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NameSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of SQLiteOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.72
Rank#149  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­indexsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlessandro FurieriSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20082001
Current release5.0.0, August 20203.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-lessFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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