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DBMS > Lovefield vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Lovefield vs. mSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen 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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Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score1.83
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleHughes TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419942001
Current release2.1.12, February 20174.3, October 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
FreeBSD
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersUsing read-only observersnono
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 systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes 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 infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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