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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.51
Rank#210  Overall
#31  Document stores
#103  Relational DBMS
Score4.95
Rank#64  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.memsql.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.memsql.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMemSQL Inc.
Initial release20142013
Current release7.1.2, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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