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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Elasticsearch vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.71
Rank#211  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score155.76
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.22
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score75.22
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffElasticIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2014201020052010
Current release7.8.0, June 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoTransact SQL
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas available
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLElasticsearchInfobrightMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine. As the heart of the...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source Real-time indexsearch, and analysis Horizontally scalable Distributed...
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Typical application scenariosEnterprise search (search experiences for your workplace, apps, and websites), observability...
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Key customersThousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft,...
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Market metricsPublic as of October 2018 Distributed workforce with 1900+ employees around the globe​...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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