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

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.mSQL (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 store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.01
Rank#64  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score1.48
Rank#128  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#211  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteignite.apache.orgwww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201519942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2001
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.64.2, April 201910 R1, October 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial 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 languageC++, Java, .NetCCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes 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, triggersyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
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 (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)noyesno
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 (replicated cache)nonenone
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 ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID 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 controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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