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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  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 toolsAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSHigh 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 DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score0.18
Rank#291  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#159  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score79.72
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­redshiftduckdb.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftduckdb.org/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20142012201820052010
Current release0.2, August 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial 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 languageJavaScriptCC++CC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedserver-lessLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
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-standardyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
.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
Triggersyesnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnoneSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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-storageACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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