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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. MySQL vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWidely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1266.28
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419952001
Current release8.0.18, October 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes 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 extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding 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
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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