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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Datomic vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Datomic vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#131  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.datomic.comrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.datomic.comdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCognitectRockset
Initial release201420122019
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptClojure
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsno
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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