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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. Sphinx vs. SQream DB

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.50
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.66
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comsphinxsearch.comsqream.com
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.sqream.com/­latest/­manual
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.SQream Technologies
Initial release201320012014
Current release7.1.4, July 20203.2.1, January 20202020.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++, CUDA, Haskell
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions in Python
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedhorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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