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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Rockset vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Rockset vs. TerminusDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
RDF store
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.56
Rank#231  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.22
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrockset.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.rockset.comterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerMicrosoftRocksetDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20142005201420192018
Current release2.0.204, December 202110.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoJSON typesdynamic typingyes
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 supportedno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query languageRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
HTTP RESTOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsJavaScriptnoyes
TriggersyesyesJavaScriptnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic shardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionnoACID
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 FileStorageyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleRole-based access control

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