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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. SingleStore vs. Trafodion

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. SingleStore vs. Trafodion

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#175  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#254  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbwww.singlestore.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.singlestore.comtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.SingleStore Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2014200520132014
Current release7.6, November 20212.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++, GoC++, Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infohash partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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