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DBMS > mSQL vs. searchxml vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. searchxml vs. Sphinx

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Search engine
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Score1.83
Rank#126  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperHughes Technologiesinformationpartners gmbhSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release199420152001
Current release4.3, October 20201.03.4.1, 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
WindowsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.noyes
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, triggersnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoon the application serverno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnone
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 datanomultiple readers, single writerno
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 controlnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesno

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