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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GigaSpaces vs. H2 vs. LevelDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Embeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMSRelational 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
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score3.08
Rank#98  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.gigaspaces.comwww.h2database.comgithub.com/­google/­leveldbwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mddocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGigaspaces TechnologiesThomas MuellerGoogleTimescale
Initial release20142000200520112017
Current release15.5, September 20202.1.210, January 20221.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetJavaC++C
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaC++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLGigaSpacesH2LevelDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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