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DBMS > GridGain vs. mSQL vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. mSQL vs. Rockset vs. Sphinx

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgnitemSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.65
Rank#135  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#228  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.gridgain.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlrockset.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.rockset.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Hughes TechnologiesRocksetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2007199420192001
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.14.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetCC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingno
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.yesnono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nonono
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)nonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic shardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)noneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnoAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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