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DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Database modelSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Rank#42  Overall
#5  Search engines
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2001
Current release2.2.11, July 2016
License Commercial or Open SourceOpen Source GPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateno
Secondary indexesyes full-text index on all search fields
SQL Support of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no SphinxQL, a subset of SQL, is supported
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++ unofficial client library
Perl unofficial client library
Ruby unofficial client library
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding Partitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes The original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts Access controlno

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