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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. ArcadeDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. ArcadeDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonArcadeDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFast and scalable multi-model DBMS, originally forked from OrientDB but most of the code has been rewrittenMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS infoin next version
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#316  Overall
#40  Document stores
#31  Graph DBMS
#48  Key-value stores
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgarcadedb.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servernsdb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.arcadedb.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servernsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffArcade DataMicrosoft
Initial release2014202119892017
Current releaseSeptember 2021SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language, no joinsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
MongoDB API
OpenCypher
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Redis API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop Gremlin
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationship in graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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