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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Heroic vs. LevelDB vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Heroic vs. LevelDB vs. Titan

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Time Series DBMSKey-value storeGraph 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
Score4.26
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#101  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexgithub.com/­google/­leveldbtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mdgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleSpotifyGoogleAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release20142015201420112012
Current release1.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedIllumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesnoyes
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 indexesnonoyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nononono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononoyes
Triggersyesnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnoneyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic single-row operationsnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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