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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. BigchainDB vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. BigchainDB vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score3.00
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#185  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score11.32
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#311  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.bigchaindb.comgreenplum.orgwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.greenplum.orgmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.Machbase
Initial release20142012201620052013
Current release1.20.2, August 20226.7.1, April 2020V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptPythonC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyesyes
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.nononoyes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourcenoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourceyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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