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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. SingleStore

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
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Score0.51
Rank#256  Overall
#40  Document stores
#118  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSingleStore Inc.
Initial release20142013
Current release8.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APICluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
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 control via users, groups and roles
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AlaSQLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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