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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Tkrzw vs. ToroDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA concept of libraries, allowing an application program to store and query key-value pairs in a file. Successor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto CabinetA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#357  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Score0.03
Rank#344  Overall
#45  Document stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comdbmx.net/­tkrzwwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Mikio Hirabayashi8Kdata
Initial release200120202016
Current release3.4.1, July 20210.9.3, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.yes infousing specific database classes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and roles

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