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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. ArangoDB vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score5.55
Rank#73  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score0.05
Rank#329  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Score85.33
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.arangodb.combigobject.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.bigobject.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffArangoDB Inc.BigObject, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2014201220152010
Current release3.9.1, April 2022V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptLuaTransact SQL
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infosince version 2.0none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication with configurable replication factornoneyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLArangoDBBigObjectMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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