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System Properties Comparison Amazon Neptune vs. EXASOL vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.56
Rank#109  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score3.70
Rank#90  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­neptunewww.exasol.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourceswww.exasol.com/­resourcessphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazonExasolHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2017200019942001
Current release4.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
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 proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith encyption-at-restyesyesyes 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 controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnono

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