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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. NuoDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Redis vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.51
Rank#128  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#153  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score144.81
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.nuodb.comwww.postgres-xl.orgredis.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdoc.nuodb.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationredis.io/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesNuoDB, Inc.Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199420132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20092001
Current release4.2, April 201910 R1, October 20185.0.8, March 20203.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++CCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesno
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLuser defined functionsLuano
Triggersnoyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenhorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMaster-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infotunable commit protocolACID infoMVCCOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyes infoMVCCyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes 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 infoTemporary tablenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionno
More information provided by the system vendor
mSQL infoMini SQLNuoDBPostgres-XLRedisSphinx
Specific characteristicsHorizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesNuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosOperational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersDassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsFast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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