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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. BoltDB vs. CrateDB vs. SAP IQ vs. TypeDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAn embedded key-value store for Go.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#220  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
Score1.06
Rank#198  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
#14  Search engines
Score4.56
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#174  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
#85  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­boltdb/­boltcrate.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlvaticle.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateSAP, formerly SybaseVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20142013201319942016
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 20192.14.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes, but no triggers and constraintsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGoErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyesno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneselectable replication factorSAP/Sybase Replication ServerMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoHadoop integrationyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnononono
User concepts infoAccess controlnonorights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLBoltDBCrateDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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