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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. OpenEdge

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. OpenEdge

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#53  Relational DBMS
Score5.14
Rank#72  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationProgress Software Corporation
Initial release201420121984
Current release1.19.0, June 2021OpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourceUsers and groups

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