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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. Nebula Graph vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.83
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.10
Rank#168  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
sphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.nebula-graph.iosphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesVesoft Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199420192001
Current release4.3, October 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesStrong typed schemayes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++
Go
Java
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneCausal Clustering using Raft protocolnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDByes 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlno
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mSQL infoMini SQLNebula GraphSphinx
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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