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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Derby vs. H2 vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Derby vs. H2 vs. Machbase

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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 comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#79  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score9.81
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdb.apache.org/­derbywww.h2database.comwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationThomas MuellerMachbase
Initial release2014199720052013
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20202.1.210, January 2022V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaJavaC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored ProceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
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 databaseselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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