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System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. Postgres-XL vs. Spark SQL vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  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 featuresSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score17.13
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score6.52
Rank#53  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.hughes.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.postgres-xl.orgspark.apache.org/­sqlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20142001
Current release4.2, April 201910 R1, October 2018v2.4.4, September 20193.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCCScalaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesnoyes 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 executionSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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