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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splunk

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score96.35
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release20012003
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles

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