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DBMS > mSQL vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Sphinx vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Sphinx vs. TimescaleDB

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesOpen 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 PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.85
Rank#130  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score4.41
Rank#82  Overall
#14  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score7.91
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlsphinxsearch.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesOracleSphinx Technologies Inc.Timescale
Initial release1994201120012017
Current release4.4, October 202121.2, September 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featurenoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)noACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.noyes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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