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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  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 databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.06
Rank#71  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.72
Rank#178  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comsphinxsearch.comwww.splicemachine.com
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.John Leach
Initial release201320012014
Current release6.8, August 20193.1.1, October 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 protocolJDBC
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
Java
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoJava
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infouses HBase instead
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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MemSQLSphinxSplice Machine
Specific characteristicsMemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosReal-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersComcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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