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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Kdb+ vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Kdb+ vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh performance Time Series DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score8.00
Rank#54  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgkx.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcode.kx.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcGoogle
Initial release20142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032014
Current release3.6, May 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen 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 languageJavaScriptqJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsno
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AlaSQLKdb+Lovefield
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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