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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. HarperDB vs. InfluxDB vs. RethinkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA DBMS for IoT projects, analytical and transactional use cases , runnable on IoT devices and in the cloud, in distributed and replicated environmentsDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.65
Rank#206  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#259  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.harperdb.iowww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.harperdb.iodocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffHarperDBThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release2014201720132009
Current release1.8.0, April 20202.4.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptNode.jsGoC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON data typesNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersyesnonoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic execution of specific operationsnoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accountsyes infousers and table-level permissions
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AlaSQLHarperDBInfluxDBRethinkDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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