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DBMS > BigObject vs. LokiJS vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. LokiJS vs. Teradata Aster

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesIn-memory JavaScript DBMSPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.19
Rank#329  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#260  Overall
#42  Document stores
Websitebigobject.iogithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iotechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Teradata
Initial release201520142005
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonoyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaView functions in JavaScriptR packages
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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