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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Greenplum

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Greenplum

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAnalytic 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.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.74
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score3.17
Rank#107  Overall
#21  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score12.51
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orggreenplum.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.greenplum.org
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.
Initial release201420122005
Current release1.20.2, August 20226.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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 infosince Version 4.2
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
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
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 sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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