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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Elasticsearch vs. SWC-DB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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 high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.45
Rank#259  Overall
#40  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Score130.82
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#372  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqlwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffElasticAlex Kashirin
Initial release201420102020
Current release8.6, January 20230.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectorno
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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno
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 controlno

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