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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. GridGain

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. GridGain

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache Ignite
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value store
Relational 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
Score2.06
Rank#125  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.gridgain.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonGridGain Systems, Inc.
Initial release201420122007
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesnoyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signaturesSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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