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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. HEAVY.AI vs. MonetDB vs. Riak TS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 relational database management system that stores data in columnsRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.monetdb.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.heavy.aiwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffHEAVY.AI, Inc.MonetDB BVBasho Technologies
Initial release2014201620042015
Current release5.10, January 2022Jul2021-SP2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDACErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
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 proceduresnonoyes, in SQL, C, RJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robinSharding via remote tablesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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AlaSQLHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022MonetDBRiak TS
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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