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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Weaviate vs. XAP

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA RESTful and GraphQL based knowledge graph with a built-in semantic model called the contextionary which allows a user to store data based on its semantic meaningHigh 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 engineGraph DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsSearch engineObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#344  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
www.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­currentdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release200120172000
Current release3.1.1, October 20180.20, October 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++GoJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interfaceschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy referencesyes
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)GraphQL is used as query languageSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolGraphQL query language
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
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
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 nodesnoneyesMaster-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 systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoOpenID Connect DiscoveryRole-based access control

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