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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelSearch engineMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score3.18
Rank#79  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Rocket Software
Initial release20011985
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptional
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJava API infoJPA
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersnoyes infoU2 Basic
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 nodesnoneMaster-slave replication
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 infoconfigurable
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
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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