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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.41
Rank#214  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilysphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMcObjectSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20012001
Current release8.0, May 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 available
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
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
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno
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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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