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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score6.15
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score1.45
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200919942001
Current release3.8.0, July 20194.2, April 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaC
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 proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServernoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Servernonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourcenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes 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 controlnonono

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