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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. Dgraph vs. EJDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeGraph DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score119.11
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.48
Rank#152  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#307  Overall
#42  Document stores
Score3.49
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcassandra.apache.orgdgraph.ioejdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdgraph.io/­docsgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookDgraph Labs, Inc.SoftmotionsSybase, SAP
Initial release20142008201620121993
Current release4.0.6, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaGoC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes
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
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
in-process shared library.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononoyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"yesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSynchronous replication via RaftnoneMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
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.yesnono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoPlanned for future releasesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLCassandraDgraphEJDBSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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