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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Memcached vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Memcached vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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 cachingA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score26.02
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.63
Rank#221  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comwww.memcached.orgrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalRockset
Initial release2014200520032019
Current release1.4.200, October 20191.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnodynamic 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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnono
Triggersyesyesnono
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
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesnoyes
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) protocolAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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