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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. GridGain vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. GridGain vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.61
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
#109  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#129  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.gridgain.comrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGridGain Systems, Inc.Rockset
Initial release201420072019
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typing
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.noyesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes (replicated cache)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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