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DBMS > Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison Aerospike vs. AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAerospike infopreviously called Citrusleaf  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFlash-optimized In-memory NoSQL DatabaseJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.77
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.64
Rank#216  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score8.95
Rank#50  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score74.79
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.aerospike.comalasql.orgwww.h2database.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationwww.aerospike.com/­docsgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAerospikeAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerMicrosoft
Initial release2012201420052010
Current release5.6.0.3, May 20211.4.200, October 2019V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache and AGPL Licenses; open sourced in June 2014; commercial Enterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptJava.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infowith LuanoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsTransact SQL
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoAerospike Aggregation Framework is similar to Map/Reducenonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency in cross-datacenter configuration and Immediate Consistency in local cluster configurationnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of operationsyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles infowith Enterprise Edition onlynofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Aerospike infopreviously called CitrusleafAlaSQLH2Microsoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsAerospike is an enterprise-class, NoSQL database solution delivering predictable...
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Competitive advantagesOptimized for use with SSDs (solid-state hard drives) Scales horizontally and vertically...
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Typical application scenariosAerospike excels in mission-critical applications that have mixed read/write workloads...
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Key customersNielsen, Williams-Sonoma, Inmobi, AppNexus, Telco (confidential), Financial Services...
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Market metricsAerospike's combination of speed, scalability, and reliability delivers 10x performance...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSubscription-based Enterprise Edition and free, open-source Community Edition
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