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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Impala vs. jBASE vs. SwayDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score15.07
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.jbase.comwww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.jbase.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffClouderaZumasysSimer Plaha
Initial release2014201319912018
Current release3.3.0, August 20195.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptionalno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual 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-storagenoACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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