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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score24.27
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#159  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score79.72
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score970.61
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20142012200520101989
Current releaseV12SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptCCC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
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.nononoyesyes
Secondary indexesnorestrictedno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.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
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin PythonnoTransact SQLTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 systemnoyesyes
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 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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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