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System Properties Comparison searchxml vs. Sphinx

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Namesearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.09
Rank#294  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#14  Search engines
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.searchxml.net/­category/­productssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutssphinxsearch.com/­docs
Developerinformationpartners gmbhSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20152001
Current release1.03.1.1, 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++C++
Server operating systemsWindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnone
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 datamultiple readers, single writerno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesno

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