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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Snowflake

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.67
Rank#215  Overall
#32  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score52.07
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20142014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APICLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
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
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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