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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  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.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.63
Rank#221  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerRockset
Initial release2014201220052019
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)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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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-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesdynamic typing
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.nononono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnonoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++JavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 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-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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