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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CrateDB vs. TempoIQ vs. TypeDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDistributed Date Store based on LuceneScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)TypeDB 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
Time Series DBMSGraph 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.71
Rank#249  Overall
#35  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#227  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#16  Search engines
Score1.39
Rank#182  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#90  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcrate.iotempoiq.com (offline)vaticle.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcrate.io/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCrateTempoIQVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2014201320122016
Current release2.14.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and constraintsnono
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
HTTP APIgRPC 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
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesnoyes infoRealtime Alertsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes 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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono 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 strategynoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountssimple authentication-based access controlyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLCrateDBTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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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. In those scenarios,...
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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 in order to monitor,...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain , ALPLA...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013. CrateDB was the winner of the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB on-premises is open source and free to use under the Apache...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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