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Sphinx System Properties

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NameSphinx
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.95
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2001
Current release3.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-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 proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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