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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  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.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#216  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score8.95
Rank#50  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score74.79
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerMicrosoft
Initial release2014201220052010
Current release1.18.0, September 20201.4.200, October 2019V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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 VMhosted
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.nononoyes
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 compliantyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++Java.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsTransact SQL
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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