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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. QuestDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#206  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasequestdb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasequestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEmbarcaderoQuestDB Limited
Initial release201419842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptCJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change ViewsConfigurable consistency for N replicas
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AlaSQLInterbaseQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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