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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EXASOL vs. Rockset vs. SingleStore

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score3.12
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.99
Rank#207  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score7.53
Rank#56  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.exasol.comrockset.comwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.rockset.comdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffExasolRocksetSingleStore Inc.
Initial release2014200020192013
Current release7.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingyes
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 supportedno
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP RESTCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingAutomatic shardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
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AlaSQLEXASOLRocksetSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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