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DBMS > mSQL vs. OpenQM vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. OpenQM vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.45
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#245  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.openqm.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesMartin PhillipsSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199419932001
Current release4.2, April 20193.4-123.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infowith some exceptionsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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