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DBMS > Sphinx vs. Splunk vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Splunk vs. SwayDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesAnalytics Platform for Big DataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score88.71
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#373  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release200120032018
Current release3.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Scala
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsno
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
Java
Kotlin
Scala
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 supportedShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
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 execution of operations
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesno

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