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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. VoltDB vs. XAP

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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 memoryHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score1.78
Rank#119  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.voltdb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.voltdb.comdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.VoltDB Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release200120102000
Current release3.1.1, October 20189.0, April 201914.5.0, June 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 EditionsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infoonly a subset of SQL 99SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavayes
Triggersnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supportedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored proceduresACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoSnapshots and command loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers and roles with access to stored proceduresRole-based access control

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