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System Properties Comparison Percona Server for MySQL vs. QuestDB vs. Sphinx

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NamePercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.A high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.43
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverquestdb.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperPerconaQuestDB LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release200820142001
Current release8.0.21-12, 20203.3.1 , July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
XtraDB Cluster
Configurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID for single-table writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno
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Percona Server for MySQLQuestDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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