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NameSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score1.04
Rank#159  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Websitesphinxsearch.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSphinx Technologies Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release20012017
Current release3.2.1, January 20202.1.8.2, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
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)yes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolYCQL, 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
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
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 infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes
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Specific characteristicsGain Developer Agility Leverage full power of PostgreSQL-compatible SQL and distributed...
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Competitive advantagesYugabyteDB is a distributed ACID-compliant database that brings together four must-have...
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Typical application scenariosYugabyteDB is a good fit for fast-growing, cloud native applications that need to...
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Licensing and pricing modelsYugabyteDB is a 100% open source project licensed under the permissive Apache 2.0...
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