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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.71
Rank#211  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score1.22
Rank#157  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score75.22
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score21.39
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasespark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release2014200520102014
Current releaseV123.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoTransact SQLno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes, with always 3 replicas availablenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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