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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. Sphinx vs. TimescaleDB vs. VoltDB

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engineTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score4.70
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score1.60
Rank#142  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.comwww.timescale.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.timescale.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.TimescaleVoltDB Inc.
Initial release1995200120172010
Current release8.0.29, April 20223.4.1, July 20212.6.0, February 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++CJava, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellJava
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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