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System Properties Comparison Microsoft SQL Server vs. Newts vs. Sphinx

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NameMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosofts relational DBMSTime Series DBMS based on CassandraOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1094.72
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score7.39
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serveropennms.github.io/­newtssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenNMS GroupSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release198920142001
Current releaseSQL Server 2017, October 20173.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsOLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
JavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodestables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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