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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. SQLite vs. TerminusDB

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1227.86
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score130.54
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#296  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.sqlite.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docwww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunDwayne Richard HippDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release199520002018
Current release8.0.25, May 20213.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 20214.0, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-lessLinux
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnoyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes infovia file-system locksyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnoRole-based access control

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