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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. EXASOL vs. Rockset vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 typeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational 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
Trend Chart
Score0.74
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score3.18
Rank#106  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#226  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score7.53
Rank#60  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#322  Overall
#145  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.exasol.comrockset.comwww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.rockset.comdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffExasolRocksetSingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142000201920131987
Current release7.6, November 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingyesyes
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 supportednono
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedyesyes
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 keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP RESTCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Lua
Python
R
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
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 nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
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 rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLEXASOLRocksetSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTransbase
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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