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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb vs. Splice Machine

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. NSDb vs. Splice Machine

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#185  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servernsdb.iosplicemachine.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servernsdb.io/­Architecturedoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftSplice Machine
Initial release2014198920172014
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 20193.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java, ScalaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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 indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
Scala
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javanoyes infoJava
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationShardingShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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