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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Heroic vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Heroic vs. TerarkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerSpotifyTerark
Initial release20142012200520142016
Current release1.19.0, June 20212.0.204, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infovia Elasticsearchno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesnono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++JavaC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnono
Triggersyesnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourceyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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