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System Properties Comparison Manticore Search vs. MySQL vs. Sphinx

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NameManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Widely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engine
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.22
Rank#312  Overall
#21  Search engines
Score1083.74
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score5.98
Rank#56  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitemanticoresearch.comwww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationmanual.manticoresearch.comdev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperManticore SoftwareOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201719952001
Current release6.0, February 20238.4.0, April 20243.5.1, February 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFixed schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyesno
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.Can index from XMLyes
Secondary indexesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsBinary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesElixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication based on Galera libraryMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yesyes 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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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