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DBMS > DolphinDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison DolphinDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.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 modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score3.41
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.dolphindb.comcloud.google.com/­spannerhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.dolphindb.com/­helpcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperDolphinDB, IncGoogleHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2018201719942001
Current release4.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community version availablecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 SQLSQL-like query languageyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 proceduresyesnonono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infoStrict serializable isolationnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nono

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