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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon Neptune vs. TerminusDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score1.57
Rank#125  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score0.02
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­neptuneterminusdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcesterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201420172018
Current release1.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infowith encyption-at-restyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role-based access control

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