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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  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 StorageScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLAnalytic 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
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score3.11
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score11.32
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#311  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.citusdata.comgreenplum.orgwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.citusdata.comdocs.greenplum.orgmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.Machbase
Initial release20142012201020052013
Current release1.20.2, August 20228.1, December 20186.7.1, April 2020V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesno
Triggersyesnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACIDno
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 sourceyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourcenonoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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