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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. ArangoDB vs. Cassandra vs. EJDB vs. Faircom EDGE

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  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.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Wide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.10
Rank#314  Overall
#41  Document stores
Score0.13
Rank#304  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#139  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.arangodb.comcassandra.apache.orgejdb.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablecassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directory
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffArangoDB Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSoftmotionsFairCom Corporation
Initial release20142012200820121979
Current release3.9.1, April 20224.0.4, May 2022V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPLv2commercial infoRestricted, free version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++JavaCANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-lessAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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 indexesnoyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes infoANSI SQL queries
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
in-process shared libraryADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptnonoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infono "single point of failure"noneFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenoneyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logs
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesnono
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)
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationships in graphsnono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes infowhen using SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes infoacross SQL and NoSQL
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.
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AlaSQLArangoDBCassandraEJDBFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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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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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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