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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonYandex Database (YDB)  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.51
Rank#240  Overall
#38  Document stores
#115  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comcloud.yandex.com/­en/­services/­ydb
github.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docscloud.yandex.com/­en/­docs/­ydb
ydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Yandex
Initial release20012019
Current release3.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolRESTful 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 proceduresnono
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users

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