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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.74
Rank#237  Overall
#35  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score6.67
Rank#64  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score6.78
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­datastoreazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release201420082015
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (GQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Engineno
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using Paxosyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactionsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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)yes infousing Azure authentication

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