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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Amazon DynamoDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloud
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#215  Overall
#32  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#255  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score2.20
Rank#116  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score76.93
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchaws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodb
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlibabaAmazonAmazon
Initial release2014201620122012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operations
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnonoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIHTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesnonoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambda
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic single-row operationsnoACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and region
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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