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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score25.34
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score86.32
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#231  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comwww.memcached.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaserockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftRockset
Initial release20142005200320102019
Current release2.1.210, January 20221.6.9, November 2020V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoBSD licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyesdynamic 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.nonoyesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesnoyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsnoTransact SQLno
Triggersyesyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesnoyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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