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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Geode vs. TimesTen

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#120  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.25
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orggeode.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release201420021998
Current release1.1, February 201711 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (OQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyes, on a single nodeACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLGeodeTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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