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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splice Machine vs. Splunk

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and HadoopAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.72
Rank#178  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Score89.06
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.splicemachine.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.comdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.John LeachSplunk Inc.
Initial release200120142003
Current release3.1.1, October 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
JRuby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoJavayes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infouses HBase insteadyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
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