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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Heroic vs. IBM Cloudant vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Heroic vs. IBM Cloudant vs. SAP IQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#319  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score4.28
Rank#91  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score4.56
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudanthelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSpotifyIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2014201420101994
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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 indexesnoyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
SAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual 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-storagenono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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