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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Druid vs. EXASOL vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Druid vs. EXASOL vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.63
Rank#114  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.07
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score7.25
Rank#61  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#327  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdruid.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation and contributorsExasolSingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142012200020131987
Current release24.0.0, September 20227.6, November 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL for queryingyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyesyes
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoHadoop integrationno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACIDyes
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 FileStorageyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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