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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Machbase vs. MaxDB vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. Machbase vs. MaxDB vs. Splunk

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score3.00
Rank#108  Overall
#21  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#311  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score3.43
Rank#99  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score90.79
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.machbase.commaxdb.sap.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overviewmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationMachbaseSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Splunk Inc.
Initial release20142012201319842003
Current release1.20.2, August 2022V6.5, August 20217.9.10 (January 2020), 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree test version availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languageyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyesyes
Triggersyesnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenonoACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourcenoyesyes
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 infovolatile and lookup tablenono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourcesimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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AlaSQLApache DrillMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DSplunk
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