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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GeoMesa vs. Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GeoMesa vs. Hazelcast vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.A widely adopted in-memory data gridDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score10.08
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.geomesa.orghazelcast.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCCRi and othersHazelcastIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release2014201420082010
Current release3.2.0, April 20215.1, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScalaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesno
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.nonoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layeryes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
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.yesdepending on storage layeryesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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