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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  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.MySQL 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 DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#103  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#324  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.exasol.comwww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffExasolSingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release2014200020131987
Current release7.6, November 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
Lua
Python
R
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-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 integrationno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes 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-standardFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLEXASOLSingleStore 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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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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