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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. OrientDB vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
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Score1.60
Rank#129  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score4.88
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlorientdb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationorientdb.org/­docs/­3.0.xsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloudSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199420102001
Current release4.2, April 20193.1.0, June 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")yes
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 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, triggersSQL-like query language, no joinsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, Javascriptno
TriggersnoHooksno
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 nodesnoneMaster-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocould be achieved with distributed queriesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationship 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 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 for users and roles; record level security configurableno

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