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DBMS > Graphite vs. InfinityDB vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. InfinityDB vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfacemSQL (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 DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.63
Rank#70  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Score1.85
Rank#130  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score7.91
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webboilerbay.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.ioboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperChris DavisBoiler Bay Inc.Hughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2006200219942001
Current release4.04.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesno
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 indexesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaC
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 proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesnoyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnononono

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