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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. EDB Postgres vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.60
Rank#214  Overall
#34  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#186  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#118  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
Score47.39
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputewww.enterprisedb.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlibabaEnterpriseDBFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20142016200519832012
Current releaseV13, October 202019, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
PHPJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin Javauser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yeslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesnoyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes, based on authentication and database rules
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLAlibaba Cloud MaxComputeEDB PostgresFileMakerFirebase Realtime Database
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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