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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Splunk vs. Teradata

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Splunk vs. Teradata

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudAnalytics Platform for Big DataA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#222  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score88.67
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Score78.29
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.splunk.comwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunkdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonSplunk Inc.Teradata
Initial release2014201220031984
Current releaseTeradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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)hostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commandsyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP APIHTTP REST.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredShardingSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searchingACID
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentication via encrypted signaturesAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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