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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. H2 vs. Heroic

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. H2 vs. Heroic

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­index
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerThomas MuellerSpotify
Initial release2014200820052014
Current release7.2.4, September 20122.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCJDBC
ODBC
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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