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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. Tarantool

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#176  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#28  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iowww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docswww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateVK
Initial release201420132008
Current release2.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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 constraintsFull-featured ANSI SQL support
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
Open binary protocol
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++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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, with SQL
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, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles
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AlaSQLCrateDBTarantool
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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