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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Graph Engine vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Graph Engine vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score0.54
Rank#228  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#186  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score99.15
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.graphengine.iowww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420102014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript.NET and C
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js).NEThosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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