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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. VoltDB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score1.71
Rank#116  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release20012010
Current release3.1.1, October 20189.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyes
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)yes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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