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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. HarperDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. HarperDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score2.55
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#198  Overall
#31  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.enterprisedb.comharperdb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEnterpriseDBHarperDB
Initial release201420052017
Current releaseV13, October 20203.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCNode.js
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesdynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoJSON 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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like data manipulation statements
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Custom Functions infosince release 3.1
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a cluster
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be defined
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDAtomic execution of specific operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, using LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles
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AlaSQLEDB PostgresHarperDB
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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