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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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
Score76.93
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score3.19
Rank#95  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storeaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAlibabaAmazonGoogle
Initial release2014201620122017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
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-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Python
.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesnoyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdano
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic single-row operationsACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACID infoStrict serializable isolation
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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