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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Derby vs. Machbase

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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 comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score3.08
Rank#104  Overall
#21  Document stores
#53  Relational DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#79  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgdb.apache.org/­derbywww.machbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationMachbase
Initial release2014201219972013
Current release1.19.0, June 202110.15.2.0, March 2020V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
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 compliantyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++JavaC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Proceduresno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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AlaSQLApache DrillDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux
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