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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Stardog vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Stardog vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoningA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#170  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.stardog.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.stardog.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerStardog-UnionTimescale
Initial release2014200820102017
Current release7.2.4, September 20126.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++JavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsSPARQL is used as query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infovia event handlersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication in HA-ClusterMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLDrizzleStardogTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsStardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesStardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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IoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Altair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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Apache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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