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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google BigQuery vs. H2 vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google BigQuery vs. H2 vs. XTDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score45.62
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.h2database.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleThomas MuellerJuxt Ltd.
Initial release2014201020052019
Current release2.1.210, January 20221.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaClojure
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes, 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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaClojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACIDACID
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, 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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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