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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Derby vs. H2

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.71
Rank#211  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score4.84
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score9.31
Rank#49  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdb.apache.org/­derbywww.h2database.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas Mueller
Initial release201419972005
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20201.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored ProceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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