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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Derby

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Derby

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#107  Overall
#21  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score5.23
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgdb.apache.org/­derby
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201420121997
Current release1.19.0, June 202110.15.2.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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