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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score970.61
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.63
Rank#221  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMicrosoftRockset
Initial release201419892019
Current releaseSQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
hosted
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.noyesno 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.yesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes
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 integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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