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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Apache IoTDB vs. GigaSpaces

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Apache IoTDB vs. GigaSpaces

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented Transactions
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score0.46
Rank#260  Overall
#40  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#173  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Websitealasql.orgiotdb.apache.orgwww.gigaspaces.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqliotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201420182000
Current release1.1.0, April 202315.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageSQL-99 for query and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
Native API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes, event driven architecture
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoIntegration with Hadoop and Sparkyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesRole-based access control

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