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

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

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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 general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineDocument store
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
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#52  Document stores
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsxtdb.com/­howto/­quickstart.html
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesOracleSphinx Technologies Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release1994201120012019
Current release4.4, October 202121.2, September 20213.4.1, July 20211.19, September 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 infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++Clojure
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalnoyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonono
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)limited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocolHTTP REST
JDBC
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
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featurenoneyes, each node contains all data
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
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, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesno

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