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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. SwayDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score9.21
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#281  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­sql-data-warehousewww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­sql-data-warehouse
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftSimer Plaha
Initial release201420162018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
PHP
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQLno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
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-storageACIDAtomic execution of operations
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 controlnoyesno

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