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System Properties Comparison MemSQL vs. Sphinx vs. VelocityDB

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NameMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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 .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score5.50
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.08
Rank#300  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.memsql.comsphinxsearch.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.comsphinxsearch.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release201320012011
Current release7.1.4, July 20203.2.1, January 20207.x
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#
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Any that supports .NET
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol.Net
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
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
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 nodesSource-replica replicationnone
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoBased on Windows Authentication

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