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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 CouchDBWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score9.52
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.geomesa.orghazelcast.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlhazelcast.org/­imdg/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCCRi and othersHazelcastIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release20142014200820101995
Current release3.1.1, January 20215.0, September 20218.0.28, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScalaJavaErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes
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 strategynoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query languagenoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesnoyes infoEventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layeryes infoReplicated MapMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
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 possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.yesdepending on storage layeryesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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