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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. InterSystems IRIS

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EDB Postgres vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  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 containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
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
Score1.72
Rank#131  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.enterprisedb.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEnterpriseDBInterSystems
Initial release201420052018
Current releaseV13, October 20202021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
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
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-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLEDB PostgresInterSystems IRIS
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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