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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Ehcache vs. GigaSpaces vs. H2 vs. TempoIQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Scalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score6.09
Rank#65  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orgwww.gigaspaces.comwww.h2database.comtempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGGigaspaces TechnologiesThomas MuellerTempoIQ
Initial release20142009200020052012
Current release3.9.6, September 202115.5, September 20202.0.204, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCacheGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaC#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes, event driven architectureyesyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta ServerMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACIDACIDno
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 FileStorageyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple authentication-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLEhcacheGigaSpacesH2TempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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