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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Cubrid vs. IBM Cloudant vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cubrid vs. IBM Cloudant vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCubrid  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCUBRID is an open-source SQL-based relational database management system with object extensions for OLTPDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#174  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgcubrid.com (korean)
cubrid.org (english)
www.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudanthughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcubrid.org/­manualscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCUBRID Corporation, CUBRID FoundationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Hughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20142008201019942001
Current release11.0, January 20214.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++, JavaErlangCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored ProceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes 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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenono

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