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

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.geomesa.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCCRi and othersIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2014201420101995
Current release3.2.0, April 20218.0.29, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScalaErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
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 proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layerMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layerEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
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 possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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