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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Heroic vs. Kingbase vs. Titan

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Heroic vs. Kingbase vs. Titan

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Titan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#280  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#264  Overall
#122  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.kingbase.com.cntitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSpotifyBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Aurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release2014201419992012
Current releaseV8.0, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC and JavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noStandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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AlaSQLHeroicKingbaseTitan
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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