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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. TerarkDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value store
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Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#297  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Terark
Initial release20012016
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 fieldsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
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 nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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 controlnono

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