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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.49
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitehsqldb.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200119922001
Current release2.5.2, June 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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