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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. ToroDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. ToroDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.02
Rank#340  Overall
#47  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docswww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation8Kdata
Initial release201420122016
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono
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 source
User concepts infoAccess controlnoDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users and roles

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