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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. MongoDB vs. XAP

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOne of the most popular document storesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.63
Rank#193  Overall
#28  Document stores
#95  Relational DBMS
Score404.57
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.81
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.mongodb.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffMongoDB, IncGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201420092000
Current release4.0.10, May 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIproprietary protocol using JSONGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptActionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access control
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AlaSQLMongoDBXAP
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
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Market metrics40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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