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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. InfluxDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score2.64
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonTerark
Initial release2014200720132016
Current release1.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoNumeric data and Stringsno
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 indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationnono
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 infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple rights management via user accountsno
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Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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