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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. PostgreSQL vs. Warp 10

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonWarp 10  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLTimeSeries DBMS specialized on timestamped geo data based on LevelDB or HBase
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeWide column storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score12.65
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score4.85
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score509.86
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#267  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.postgresql.orgwww.warp10.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualswww.warp10.io/­content/­02_Getting_started
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSenX
Initial release2014201220121989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2015
Current release12.2, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Jupyter
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'nouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infoWarpScript
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesoptimistic lockingACIDno
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.yesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardMandatory use of cryptographic tokens, containing fine-grained authorizations

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