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DBMS > BaseX vs. Drizzle vs. Memgraph vs. Nebula Graph vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Drizzle vs. Memgraph vs. Nebula Graph vs. Sphinx

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  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.
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMSSearch engine
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Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#302  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#243  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitebasex.orgmemgraph.comgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.memgraph.comdocs.nebula-graph.iosphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMemgraph LtdVesoft Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20072008201720192001
Current release9.4, July 20207.2.4, September 20123.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalStrong typed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JDBCBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infovia eventsno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infodynamic graph partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication using RAFTCausal Clustering using Raft protocolnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACID infowith snapshot isolationACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes infousing RocksDByes 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 controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPUsers, roles and permissionsRole-based access controlno
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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