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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. NCache vs. Tarantool vs. TypeDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneOpen-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applicationsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Key-value storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#183  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score0.90
Rank#186  Overall
#31  Key-value stores
Score1.53
Rank#144  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score0.82
Rank#194  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#91  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iowww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.tarantool.iovaticle.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.tarantool.io/­en/­docdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateAlachisoftVKVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20142013200520082016
Current release5.2, April 20212.4.2, July 20202.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counterstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, booleanyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.Full-featured ANSI SQL supportno
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
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Open binary protocolgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
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
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRLua, C and SQL stored proceduresno
Triggersyesnoyes infoNotificationsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyesHash sharding based on virtual bucketsSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryes, with selectable consistency levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes, with SQLno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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 strategyoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID, read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistenceno
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Access rights for users and rolesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLCrateDBNCacheTarantoolTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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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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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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