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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Elasticsearch vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Elasticsearch vs. SAP IQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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 metricColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#193  Overall
#28  Document stores
#95  Relational DBMS
Score149.08
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score5.08
Rank#65  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffElasticSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201420101994
Current release7.3.0, August 201916.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop ConnectorHadoop integration
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLElasticsearchSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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