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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Drill vs. VoltDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score2.74
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#131  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdrill.apache.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationVoltDB Inc.
Initial release201420122010
Current release1.19.0, June 202110.1, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
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.nono
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 infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsJava
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageDepending on the underlying data sourceyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 sourceUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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