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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Druid vs. CockroachDB vs. H2 vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#111  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score7.53
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score9.81
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#240  Overall
#37  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgdruid.apache.orgwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.h2database.comrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation and contributorsCockroach LabsThomas MuellerRockset
Initial release20142012201520052019
Current release0.22.1, December 202121.1.2, June 20212.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaGoJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supporteddynamic schemayesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesdynamic typing
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.nonononono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL for queryingyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
JavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedhorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication using RAFTWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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AlaSQLApache DruidCockroachDBH2Rockset
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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