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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splice Machine vs. Titan

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and HadoopTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
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
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.splicemachine.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.comgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.John LeachAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release200120142012
Current release3.1.1, October 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
JRuby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
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 supportedShardingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infouses HBase insteadyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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