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System Properties Comparison Sphinx vs. XAP vs. YugaByte DB

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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparisonYugaByte DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfacesHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Score0.73
Rank#176  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xapwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­YugaByte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces TechnologiesYugaByte
Initial release200120002017
Current release3.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 20191.2, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0, enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freedepending on used data model
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 metadatano
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statementsyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languagesC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyes infoEvent Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlyes

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