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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB vs. GridGain

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB vs. GridGain

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache Ignite
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.71
Rank#249  Overall
#35  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score1.60
Rank#167  Overall
#29  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#81  Relational DBMS
Score2.41
Rank#129  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#63  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbwww.gridgain.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFoundationDBGridGain Systems, Inc.
Initial release201420132007
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingyes
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
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.supported in specific SQL layer onlyANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesnoyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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