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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. HEAVY.AI vs. TerarkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA 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 DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.33
Rank#150  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#57  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orggithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
github.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.heavy.aigithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffHEAVY.AI, Inc.Terark
Initial release201420162016
Current release5.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDAC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoRound robinnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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-standardno
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AlaSQLHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022TerarkDB
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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