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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. Sphinx vs. XAP

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringOpen 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 interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineDocument 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
Score0.39
Rank#220  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilysphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperMcObjectSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release200120012000
Current release8.0, May 20183.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
noneMaster-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access control
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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