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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeKey-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.14
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.36
Rank#230  Overall
#33  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgcassandra.apache.orgwww.ehcache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.ehcache.org/­documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AG
Initial release2014200820092014
Current release3.11.5, October 20193.8.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
All 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 datenoyesyesno
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 indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JCacheJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoby using Terracotta Servernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infoby using Terracotta Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Tunable 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-storageno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsyes 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 FileStorageyesyes 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.yesnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnono
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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