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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GigaSpaces vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GigaSpaces vs. XTDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.46
Rank#260  Overall
#40  Document stores
#121  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#343  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGigaspaces TechnologiesJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201420002019
Current release15.5, September 20201.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetClojure
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-99 for query and DML statementslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access control

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