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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GeoMesa vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GeoMesa vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSDocument store
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#203  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.geomesa.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCCRi and othersIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201420142010
Current release3.2.0, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScalaErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layerMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layerEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic locking
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.yesdepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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