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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. GridGain

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. GridGain

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted, scalable database 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
Document store
Key-value store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score79.85
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.gridgain.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.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-Licensecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
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-freeschema-freeyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
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 APIRESTful HTTP APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACID
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 controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Security Hooks for custom implementations

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