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System Properties Comparison eXtremeDB vs. MemSQL vs. Sphinx

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NameeXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringMySQL 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 databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.45
Rank#227  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#64  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.memsql.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmdocs.memsql.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMcObjectMemSQL Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200120132001
Current release8.1, November 20197.1.4, July 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes, but no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyes infoby defining eventsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning / shardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive Replication Fabricâ„¢ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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