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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Stardog

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesSemantic graph DBMS, developed in Java
Primary database modelSearch engineGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.97
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.81
Rank#166  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Complexible Inc.
Initial release20012010
Current release3.0.2, February 20184.2.4, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-free
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.no infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
OWL
SPARQL
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnoyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster infousing Apache ZooKeeper
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles

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