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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Memgraph vs. Sphinx

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSGraph DBMSSearch engine
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Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#298  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Score6.34
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitebasex.orgmemgraph.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.memgraph.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHMemgraph LtdSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200720172001
Current release9.4.3, September 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoFree license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyes infovia eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infodynamic graph partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using RAFTnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACID infowith snapshot isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUsers, roles and permissionsno

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