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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Lovefield vs. TigerGraph

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score2.02
Rank#120  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­spannergoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleGoogle
Initial release2014201720142017
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScriptC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
TriggersyesnoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes
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 integrityyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoStrict serializable isolationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noRole-based access control
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Specific characteristicsTigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesTigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosAnti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersFour out of the top five global banks use TigerGraph for real-time fraud detection....
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Market metricsANALYST RESEARCH Nov 2020: TigerGraph Named A Leader For Graph Data Platforms - TigerGraph...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTry TigerGraph for Free in the Cloud or On Prem https://www.tigergraph.com/get-tigergraph/...
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