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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. SAP IQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#176  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score4.65
Rank#82  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201420131994
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and constraintsyes
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 strategyACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLCrateDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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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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