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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splice Machine vs. Trafodion

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  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 SparkTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.79
Rank#190  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#225  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.comtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Splice MachineApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release200120142014
Current release3.2.1, January 20202.02.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoJavaJava Stored Procedures
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 PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoYes, via Full Spark Integrationyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsTHE ONLY SCALE-OUT SQL RDBMS WITH BUILT-IN MACHINE LEARNING For data-rich, real-time...
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Competitive advantagesOperational Workloads: Full ACID support with high performance at scale Multi-row...
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Typical application scenariosNew AI/ML and IoT Applications Data Warehouse Offloads Application Modernization...
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Licensing and pricing modelsKubernetes Community Edition: https://hub.helm.sh/charts/splicemachine/splice-helm...
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