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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon Redshift vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score9.13
Rank#51  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score1.18
Rank#159  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score79.72
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.datastax.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)DataStaxIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20142012201120052010
Current release6.8, April 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptCJavaCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesnorestrictedyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin PythonnonoTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLAmazon RedshiftDatastax EnterpriseInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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