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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Rockset vs. TerminusDB vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Rockset vs. TerminusDB vs. Vertica

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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 RocksDBScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
RDF store
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#231  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.22
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Score19.90
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comrockset.comterminusdb.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.rockset.comterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#www.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerRocksetDataChemist Ltd.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20142005201920182005
Current release2.0.204, December 202110.0.3, September 2021Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingyesyes
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 supportednoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic shardingGraph PartitioningSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyesJournaling StreamsMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACIDACID
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 FileStorageyesyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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AlaSQLH2RocksetTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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