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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. Postgres-XL vs. Riak TS vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#128  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#211  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#246  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.postgres-xl.orgbasho.com/­products/­riak-tssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesBasho TechnologiesSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20152001
Current release4.2, April 201910 R1, October 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCCErlangC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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