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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1261.57
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score21.58
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release199520012005
Current release8.0.21, 20203.2.1, January 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 fieldsno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP 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
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxnoyes
Triggersyesnono
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 supportedSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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MySQLSphinxVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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