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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. ArangoDB vs. H2

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2  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.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score4.26
Rank#80  Overall
#11  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score9.53
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.arangodb.comwww.h2database.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffArangoDB Inc.Thomas Mueller
Initial release201420122005
Current release3.7.9, March 20211.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersyesnoyes
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 factorWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptno
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)
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLArangoDBH2
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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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 9000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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