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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score28.52
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score79.72
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score58.26
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2014201320102014
Current release2.0.8, August 2021V12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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AlaSQLInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL AzureSnowflake
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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