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System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. MySQL vs. NSDb vs. Sphinx
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|Name||LokiJS Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||NSDb Xexclude from comparison||Sphinx Xexclude from comparison|
|Primary database model||Document store||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Time Series DBMS||Search engine|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||Sphinx Technologies Inc.|
|Current release||8.0.30, July 2022||3.4.1, July 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||Open Source Apache Version 2.0||Open Source GPL version 2, commercial licence available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no||no|
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|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||yes: int, bigint, decimal, string||no|
|Secondary indexes||yes via views||yes||all fields are automatically indexed||yes full-text index on all search fields|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes with proprietary extensions||SQL-like query language||SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)|
Proprietary native API
|C++ unofficial client library|
Perl unofficial client library
Ruby unofficial client library
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||Sharding||Sharding Partitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||none||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no atomic operations within a single collection possible||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||no||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes Serialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.||yes||Using Apache Lucene||yes The original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.|
|User concepts Access control||no||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles||no|
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