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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageTime 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
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
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Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationSpotifyTerark
Initial release2014201220142016
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesno
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 indexesnonoyes 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 compliantnono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourceno

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