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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Teradata Aster

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
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 datasetsPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.51
Rank#210  Overall
#31  Document stores
#103  Relational DBMS
Score13.99
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score5.27
Rank#61  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftTeradata
Initial release2014201220122005
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'noR packages
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.yes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
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 Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesoptimistic lockingACID
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.yesnono
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-standard

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