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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.54
Rank#201  Overall
#27  Document stores
#97  Relational DBMS
Score2.24
Rank#108  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle
Initial release20142017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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AlaSQLGoogle Cloud Spanner
Specific characteristicsCloud Spanner is the only enterprise-grade, globally-distributed, and strongly consistent...
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Competitive advantagesNo compromises Most databases today require making trade-offs between scale and consistency....
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Typical application scenariosFinancial trading, insurance, global call centers, supply-chain management and manufacturing,...
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Key customersMarketo , Optiva , Evernote , Mixpanel , Google
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