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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. Apache Drill

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon DocumentDB vs. Apache Drill

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
Score2.97
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­documentdbdrill.apache.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdrill.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation
Initial release201420192012
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic single-document operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesDepending on the underlying data source
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesDepending on the underlying data source

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