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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. Kinetica vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. Kinetica vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgboilerbay.comwww.kinetica.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualwww.kinetica.com/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBoiler Bay Inc.KineticaGoogle
Initial release2014200220122014
Current release4.07.1, August 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC, C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes
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 indexesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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AlaSQLInfinityDBKineticaLovefield
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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