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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon DynamoDB vs. Oracle Coherence

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudOracles in-memory data grid solution
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score84.46
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score2.61
Rank#113  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonOracle
Initial release201420122007
Current release12c, September 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIJCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes infoLive Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infooptionally
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)authentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authentication

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