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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Infobright vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Infobright vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 ScioreHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.02
Rank#173  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#61  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbwww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.SingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142007200520131987
Current release7.6, November 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyesyes
Triggersyesnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
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 applicationACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLAmazon SimpleDBInfobrightSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTransbase
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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