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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Axibase vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#280  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score7.54
Rank#59  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgaxibase.com/­docs/­atsd/­financeazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAxibase CorporationMicrosoftRockset
Initial release2014201320152019
Current release15585V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesdynamic typing
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.nononono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnonoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languagenoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing Azure authenticationAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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