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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. BigchainDB vs. Ehcache vs. LokiJS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value storeDocument store
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Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#186  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score6.61
Rank#52  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#31  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.bigchaindb.comwww.ehcache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.ehcache.org/­documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AG
Initial release2014201620092014
Current release3.8.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptPythonJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxAll OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesno
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 indexesnonoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JCacheJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryes infoby using Terracotta Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesnono

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