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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. mSQL vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StoragemSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.74
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#83  Overall
#14  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitedrill.apache.orghughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationHughes TechnologiesOracleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012199420112001
Current release1.19.0, June 20214.4, October 202121.2, September 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalno
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 SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC++C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featurenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes 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.Depending on the underlying data sourcenoyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenoAccess rights for users and rolesno

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