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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Impala vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Impala vs. jBASE

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.jbase.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffClouderaZumasys
Initial release201420131991
Current release3.3.0, August 20195.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptional
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
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 BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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