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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarySearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score7.15
Rank#57  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.58
Rank#228  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftRockset
Initial release201420152019
Current releaseV1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenono
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing Azure authenticationAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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