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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. ScyllaDB vs. Sphinx

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Wide column store
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1261.57
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score2.48
Rank#111  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.scylladb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.scylladb.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunScyllaDBSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199520152001
Current release8.0.21, 2020Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license 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 systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
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 indexesyesyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxyes, Luano
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
More information provided by the system vendor
MySQLScyllaDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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