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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#339  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.datajaguar.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDataJaguar, Inc.GoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2014201520142014
Current release2.9.4 September 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononouser defined functions
TriggersyesnoUsing read-only observersno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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