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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google BigQuery vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google BigQuery vs. XTDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score48.61
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­bigquerygithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201420102019
Current release1.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptClojure
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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 dataACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)

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