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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. BigObject vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. MySQL vs. Riak KV

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerWidely used open source RDBMSDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#313  Overall
#141  Relational DBMS
Score86.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#64  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgbigobject.ioazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.mysql.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.bigobject.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBigObject, Inc.MicrosoftOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunBasho Technologies
Initial release20142015201019952009
Current releaseV128.0.28, January 20222.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C and C++Erlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.nonoyesyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuaTransact SQLyes infoproprietary syntaxJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnoyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes, with always 3 replicas availableMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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