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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GigaSpaces vs. H2 vs. MonetDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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.A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMSDocument 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
Score0.97
Rank#175  Overall
#30  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.gigaspaces.comwww.h2database.comwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGigaspaces TechnologiesThomas MuellerMonetDB BV
Initial release2014200020052004
Current release15.5, September 20202.1.210, January 2022Jul2021-SP2, July 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 infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetJavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 metadatano
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-99 for query and DML statementsyesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding via remote tables
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 databasenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLGigaSpacesH2MonetDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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