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DBMS > mSQL vs. SpaceTime vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. SpaceTime vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.74
Rank#134  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.mireo.hr/­spacetimesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesMireoSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199420202001
Current release4.4, October 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C#
C++
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFixed-grid hypercubesSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesno

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