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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Typesense

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTypesense  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA typo-tolerant, in-memory search engine optimized for instant search-as-you-type experiences and developer productivity
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.95
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.76
Rank#219  Overall
#14  Search engines
Websitesphinxsearch.comtypesense.org
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docstypesense.org/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20012015
Current release3.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infopre-defined schema optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net infocommunity maintained
Clojure infocommunity maintained
Dart infocommunity maintained
Go infocommunity maintained
Java infocommunity maintained
JavaScript
Perl infocommunity maintained
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust infocommunity maintained
Swift infocommunity maintained
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using RAFT
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 controlno

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