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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. Newts vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. Newts vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Time Series DBMS based on CassandraRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.74
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score52.41
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score106.72
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakeropennms.github.io/­newtsriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOpenNMS GroupBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20141983201420152014
Current release19.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infovia pluginsnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptPHPJavaC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersyesyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infobased on CassandraShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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