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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. HyperSQL vs. Sqrrl

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. HyperSQL vs. Sqrrl

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  Xexclude from comparison
Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
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
Score5.53
Rank#71  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhsqldb.orgsqrrl.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2014201220012012
Current release2.6.1, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Accumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava, SQLno
Triggersyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnoneselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)noyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
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 regionACIDAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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