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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. TigerGraph vs. XAP

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelSearch engineGraph DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
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Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score1.01
Rank#148  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.tigergraph.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.tigergraph.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release200120172000
Current release3.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (GSQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolGSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 controlnoRole-based access controlRole-based access control
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SphinxTigerGraphXAP
Specific characteristicsTigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesTigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosAnti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersTigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsTigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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