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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. mSQL vs. Postgres-XL vs. Sphinx

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.59
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score1.48
Rank#128  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#211  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Hughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200219942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2001
Current release1.1, February 20174.2, April 201910 R1, October 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodenoACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
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 controlAccess rights per client and object definablenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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