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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. RRDtool

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Widely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score31.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comwww.mysql.compostgis.netoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentationoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTobias Oetiker
Initial release20142005199520051999
Current release2.1.210, January 20228.0.28, January 20223.1.4, September 20211.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC and C++CC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesNumeric data only
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.nonoyesyesno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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