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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CouchDB vs. RavenDB vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Open Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score16.53
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.24
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score22.97
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#295  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcouchdb.apache.orgravendb.netspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stableravendb.net/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerHibernating RhinosApache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142005201020141987
Current release3.2.0, October 20215.2, June 20213.2.0, October 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptErlangC#ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenononoyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infovia viewsyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query language (RQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptyesnoyes
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Shardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID, Cluster-wide transaction availablenoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"RavenDBSpark SQLTransbase
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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