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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Sphinx vs. Tarantool vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Sphinx vs. Tarantool vs. TypeDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applicationsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Score1.62
Rank#145  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
Score0.87
Rank#193  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgsphinxsearch.comwww.tarantool.iovaticle.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlsphinxsearch.com/­docswww.tarantool.io/­en/­docdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSphinx Technologies Inc.VKVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2014200120082016
Current release3.4.1, July 20212.10.0, May 20222.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C and C++Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonostring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, booleanyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)Full-featured ANSI SQL supportno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocolOpen binary protocolgRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoLua, C and SQL stored proceduresno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedHash sharding based on virtual bucketsSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes, with SQLno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID, read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistenceno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and rolesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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AlaSQLSphinxTarantoolTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsMeet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesEntity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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