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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonetcd  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 metricA distributed reliable key-value storeDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.65
Rank#206  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score150.50
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score8.85
Rank#45  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score60.45
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchetcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmletcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
docs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sql
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffElasticMicrosoft
Initial release201420102010
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.4, August 2019V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaGoC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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 indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
gRPC
JSON over HTTP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoTransact SQL
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes, watching key changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.yes, 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-storagenonoACID
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 integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLElasticsearchetcdMicrosoft 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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