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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Ultipa vs. XTDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonUltipa  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performance Graph DBMS supporting HTAP high availability cluster deploymentA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelSearch engineGraph DBMSDocument store
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Score6.03
Rank#60  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.16
Rank#332  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#351  Overall
#47  Document stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.ultipa.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.ultipa.com/­documentwww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.UltipaJuxt Ltd.
Initial release200120192019
Current release3.5.1, February 20231.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Clojure
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)limited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
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 nodesnoneyes, each node contains all data
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 datanoACID
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, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
User concepts infoAccess controlno

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