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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.63
Rank#221  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comrockset.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.rockset.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerRocksetTerark
Initial release2014200520192016
Current release1.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingno
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 indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyesnone
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 FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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