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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Infobright vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score1.10
Rank#168  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­infobright-dbwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Timescale
Initial release201420052017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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