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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. Weaviate vs. Yandex Database (YDB)

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparisonYandex Database (YDB)  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning modelsA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelSearch engineSearch engineDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.95
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score0.12
Rank#308  Overall
#19  Search engines
Score0.49
Rank#244  Overall
#38  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
cloud.yandex.com/­en/­services/­ydb
github.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­currentcloud.yandex.com/­en/­docs/­managed-ydb
ydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.SeMI Technologies B.V.Yandex
Initial release200120172019
Current release3.4.1, July 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interfaceFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema 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
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 (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoOpenID Connect DiscoveryAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users
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SphinxWeaviateYandex Database (YDB)
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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