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DBMS > mSQL vs. Tarantool vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. Tarantool vs. Teradata Aster

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applicationsPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
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Score1.67
Rank#151  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score1.67
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesVKTeradata
Initial release199420082005
Current release4.4, October 20212.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoBSD-2, source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Tarantool Enterprisecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
Data schemeyesFlexible data schema: relational definition for tables with ability to store json-like documents in columnsFlexible 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 dateyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean, datetimeyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersFull-featured ANSI SQL supportyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Open binary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLua, C and SQL stored proceduresR packages
Triggersnoyes, before/after data modification events, on replication events, client session eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, partitioned with virtual buckets by user defined affinity key. Live resharding for scale up and scale down without maintenance downtime.Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneAsynchronous replication with multi-master option
Configurable replication topology (full-mesh, chain, star)
Synchronous quorum replication (with Raft)
yes 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 methodsnoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneCasual consistency across sharding partitions
Eventual consistency within replicaset partition infowhen using asyncronous replication
Immediate Consistency within single instance
Sequential consistency including linearizable read within replicaset partition infowhen using Raft
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID, with serializable isolation and linearizable read (within partition); Configurable MVCC (within partition); No cross-shard distributed transactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, write ahead loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistenceno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess Control Lists
Mutual TLS authentication for Tarantol Enterprise
Password based authentication
Role-based access control (RBAC) and LDAP for Tarantol Enterprise
Users and Roles
fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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