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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. H2 vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  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.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerApache Software Foundation
Initial release2014201220052014
Current release1.19.0, June 20211.4.200, October 20193.1.1, March 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 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++JavaJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
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 methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate 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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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