DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cassandra vs. jBASE

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcassandra.apache.orgwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.jbase.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookZumasys
Initial release201420081991
Current release3.11.4, February 20195.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
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)Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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 operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLCassandrajBASE
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Instaclustr: Fully Hosted and Managed Apache Cassandra
» more

DataStax Enterprise: Apache Cassandra for enterprises.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
AlaSQLCassandrajBASE
DB-Engines blog posts

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Meet AlaSQL, a speedy SQL database for JavaScript
15 January 2019, JAXenter

DeskGap wants to be your go-to framework for building cross-platform desktop apps with web technologies
13 February 2019, JAXenter

International JavaScript Conference 2019: Early bird special
11 July 2019, JAXenter

SQLDelight 1.0 arrives with a complete rework
10 January 2019, JAXenter

QLBridge: A SQL runtime engine for Go
17 August 2018, JAXenter

provided by Google News

Tutorial: Getting started with Apache Cassandra
3 September 2019, JAXenter

KCF Technologies taps Rubrik for Cassandra backup
6 September 2019, TechTarget

YugaByte's distributed database gets GraphQL integration, Jepsen testing in a major update
17 September 2019, The Next Web

Why you should be looking at Cassandra for cloud -
10 September 2019, Enterprise Times

ScyllaDB takes on Amazon with new DynamoDB migration tool
11 September 2019, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Zumasys, Inc
5 March 2019, International Spectrum Magazine

Zumasys Acquires jBASE Database
5 January 2015, Business Wire

Vultar Releases JDBC Drivers for jBASE
3 April 2019, International Spectrum Magazine

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Engineer - Google Data Cloud
UES, Inc., Dayton, OH

Database Engineer, Google Cloud Platform
Google, Sunnyvale, CA

Data Engineer
Bay State, Memphis, TN

Data Engineer
DST Systems, Kansas City, MO

Sr. Middleware Data Engineer
Bright Health, Austin, TX

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here