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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. GigaSpaces vs. H2 vs. LevelDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. GigaSpaces vs. H2 vs. LevelDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Embeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score3.08
Rank#98  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iowww.gigaspaces.comwww.h2database.comgithub.com/­google/­leveldb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateGigaspaces TechnologiesThomas MuellerGoogle
Initial release20142013200020052011
Current release15.5, September 20202.1.210, January 20221.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava, C++, .NetJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.nonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaC++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyes, event driven architectureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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AlaSQLCrateDBGigaSpacesH2LevelDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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GigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Application Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Forrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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GigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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