Supporting SphixQL

The Sphinx Search Engine supports MySQL binary network protocol and was wondering how feasible it would be to provide support in DF.

I’m not exactly sure what is happening underneath the hood using the current MySQL driver (but I intend tol) Getting it work may be as simple as only looking up the list of tables and not looking up databases (ignoring schemas.) It looks like when using the MySQL client to connect to Sphinx, there is no result for “show databases”, only for “show tables”

Obviously, Sphinx is not a MySQL server, it only supports the communication protocol… but this may be enough to make it easy enough to support it DF. Thoughts?

Take a look at the MySQL driver. Sphinx is not on the roadmap, but might be easy to add. DF is open source, so you’re welcome to add Sphinx support. Let us know if you need technical guidance.