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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. MySQL vs. NuoDB vs. Oracle

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageWidely used open source RDBMSNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsWidely used RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.68
Rank#73  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1279.07
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.99
Rank#142  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score1346.66
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comwww.mysql.comwww.nuodb.comwww.oracle.com/­database
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comdev.mysql.com/­docdoc.nuodb.comdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunNuoDB, Inc.Oracle
Initial release2013199520131980
Current release6.8, August 20198.0.17, July 201919c, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columns
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoproprietary syntaxJava, SQLPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possible
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenhorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocan be realized in PL/SQL
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infotunable commit protocolACID infoisolation level can be parameterized
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoTemporary tableyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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MemSQLMySQLNuoDBOracle
Specific characteristicsMemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersComcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Fast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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Oracle Database Cloud Services Customers can choose from a wide range of database...
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29 August 2019

6 Change Drivers for Traditional Banks (Corporate Blog)
22 August 2019

Delivering Cloud-native, Cloud-agnostic Distributed SQL Database with NuoDB 4.0 (Corporate Blog)
29 July 2019

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