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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Couchbase vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Riak TS vs. ScyllaDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.48
Rank#146  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#288  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#91  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
riak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.couchbase.comdocs.heavy.aidocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCouchbase, Inc.HEAVY.AI, Inc.Basho TechnologiesScyllaDB
Initial release20142011201620152015
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20215.10, January 2022ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++, Go and ErlangC++ and CUDAErlangC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesnoyes
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 indexesnoyesnorestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Declarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoJavaScript and Erlangyes, Lua
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoRound robinShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnonono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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AlaSQLCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Riak TSScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Only HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Advanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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HEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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