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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Prometheus vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Prometheus vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Open-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score4.01
Rank#73  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score7.26
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgprometheus.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlprometheus.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2014200820152001
Current release7.2.4, September 20123.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++GoC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data onlyno
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.nono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.nono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPnono

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