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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. RDF4J

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2014201220052004
Current release1.19.0, June 20211.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
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.nonono
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 compliantyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++JavaJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
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-storagenoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
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 infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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-standardno

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