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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RDF4J vs. SwayDB

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeRDF storeKey-value store
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Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score5.25
Rank#71  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.exasol.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrdf4j.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolGoogleMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Simer Plaha
Initial release20002014201220042018
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafarihostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnonono
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
JavaScript.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoyesno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDBnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnono

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