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DBMS > InfinityDB vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx vs. Splunk

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

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NameInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 databasesAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engineSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score1.85
Rank#126  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score8.01
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score94.32
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websiteboilerbay.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.Hughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release2002199420012003
Current release4.04.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnonono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnononoAccess rights for users and roles

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