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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.58
Rank#220  Overall
#34  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.48
Rank#112  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score6.22
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAmazonSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201420071992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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