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DBMS > Sphinx vs. Splunk vs. Sqrrl

System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splunk vs. Sqrrl

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big DataAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.comsqrrl.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.Amazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release200120032012
Current release3.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP RESTAccumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 searchingAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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