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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Native XML DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#139  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Websitealasql.orgbasex.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.basex.org
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBaseX GmbH
Initial release20142007
Current release9.7.2, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infoXQuery supports types
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyes infovia events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagemultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levels

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