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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. BigObject vs. SAP IQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#260  Overall
#39  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#330  Overall
#145  Relational DBMS
Score3.96
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgbigobject.iowww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldocs.bigobject.iohelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBigObject, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201420151994
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
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)
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuayes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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