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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. RavenDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. RavenDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisravendb.net
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffInterSystemsHibernating Rhinos
Initial release201420182010
Current release2021.1, June 20215.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC#
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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AlaSQLInterSystems IRISRavenDB
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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