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System Properties Comparison searchxml vs. Sphinx vs. Trafodion

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Apache Trafodion has been retired in 2021. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Search engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#25  Search engines
Score5.98
Rank#56  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.searchxml.net/­category/­productssphinxsearch.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutssphinxsearch.com/­docstrafodion.apache.org/­documentation.html
Developerinformationpartners gmbhSphinx Technologies Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201520012014
Current release1.03.5.1, February 20232.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++, Java
Server operating systemsWindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoon the application servernoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnoneyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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