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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.59
Rank#219  Overall
#34  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score70.73
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#345  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score33.52
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.hawkular.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonCommunity supported by Red HatMicrosoft
Initial release2014201220142014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infoJSON types
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP RESTDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infovia Hawkular AlertingJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 regionnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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