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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  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 cloudDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational 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#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.21
Rank#119  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score86.01
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonMicrosoft
Initial release201420122010
Current releaseV12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhosted
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.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as required
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWSyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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