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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Derby vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Derby vs. SAP IQ

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.53
Rank#258  Overall
#40  Document stores
#119  Relational DBMS
Score5.96
Rank#63  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score3.58
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgdb.apache.org/­derbywww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­AlaSQL/­alasqldb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffApache Software FoundationSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201419971994
Current release10.17.1.0, November 202316.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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 APIJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Proceduresyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
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
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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