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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. HEAVY.AI vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Riak TS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA multi-model DBMS and application serverRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
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Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score3.01
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.intersystems.com/­products/­cacheriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.heavy.aidocs.intersystems.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffHEAVY.AI, Inc.InterSystemsBasho Technologies
Initial release2014201619972015
Current release5.10, January 20222018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDAErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnonoyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C#
C++
Java
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robinnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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, groups and rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022InterSystems CachéRiak TS
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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