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

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NameHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted in-memory data gridmSQL (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 infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.36
Rank#45  Overall
#5  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
Websitehazelcast.comwww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHazelcastHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200819942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2001
Current release3.12.2, August 20194.2, April 201910 R1, October 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial 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 VMAIX
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.yes infothe object must implement a serialization strategynoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageA 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 methodsJCache
JPA
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
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 proceduresyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoEventsnoyesno
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 nodesyes infoReplicated Mapnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitednoACID 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 controlRole-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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HazelcastmSQL infoMini SQLPostgres-XLSphinx
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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