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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebird vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. VoltDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.74
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score25.01
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#226  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.15
Rank#333  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Score1.97
Rank#137  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFirebird FoundationRocksetSTS Soft SCVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20142000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201920112010
Current release4.0.2, August 20224.0.8, September 201511.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++C++C#Java, C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedWindowsLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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.nono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsnoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST.NET Client APIJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQLnonoJava
Triggersyesyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic shardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnonoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolenoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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