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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. HarperDB vs. SingleStore vs. Transbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score6.66
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#324  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgharperdb.iowww.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.singlestore.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffHarperDBSingleStore Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release2014201720131987
Current release3.1, August 20217.6, November 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptNode.jsC++, GoC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Linux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like data manipulation statementsyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yesyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes, using LMDByes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLHarperDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTransbase
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsOver 26K total HarperDB users : 12,700+ npm downloads 10,000+ on Docker Hub 3,400+...
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Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A data base is only as powerful as it...
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