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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. Faircom EDGE vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. Faircom EDGE vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  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 accessFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.54
Rank#228  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score114.40
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.05
Rank#334  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
#149  Relational DBMS
Score3.59
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcassandra.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directory
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFairCom CorporationSybase, SAP
Initial release2014200819791993
Current release4.0.4, May 2022V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
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)yes infoANSI SQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.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#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"File partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infowhen using SQLyes
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 operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
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.yesnoyesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLCassandraFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGESAP 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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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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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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