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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache Druid vs. Elasticsearch vs. HBase vs. Quasardb

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache Druid vs. Elasticsearch vs. HBase vs. Quasardb

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engineWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score157.72
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score45.54
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.15
Rank#293  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdruid.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchhbase.apache.orgquasardb.net
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlhbase.apache.orgdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation and contributorsElasticApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powersetquasardb
Initial release20142012201020082009
Current release0.21.0, April 20217.8.0, June 20202.3.4, January 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesnoyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL for queryingSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoES-Hadoop Connectoryeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenonoSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoMemcached and Redis integrationyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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AlaSQLApache DruidElasticsearchHBaseQuasardb
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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