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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#120  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.05
Rank#329  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Score85.33
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchbigobject.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.bigobject.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonBigObject, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2014201220152010
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
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 infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoLuaTransact SQL
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWSnoneyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signaturesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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