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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splice Machine vs. TerarkDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and SparkA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.76
Rank#185  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Splice MachineTerark
Initial release200120142016
Current release3.2.1, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoJavano
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoYes, via Full Spark Integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno
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SphinxSplice MachineTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsSplice Machine is the open-source dual-engine RDBMS, powered by Hadoop and Spark....
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Competitive advantages
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Typical application scenariosMachine Learning, High Volume Financial Transaction processing, Internet of Things...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree Open Source as well as Enterprise model available. See http://www.splicemachine.com/product/pricing...
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