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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Ehcache vs. EJDB vs. IRONdb vs. LokiJS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#211  Overall
#33  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score6.89
Rank#55  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#263  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#207  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orgejdb.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mddocs.circonus.com/­irondbtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGSoftmotionsCirconus LLC.
Initial release20142009201220172014
Current release3.8.1, September 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-lessLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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 indexesnonononoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCachein-process shared libraryHTTP APIJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes, in LuaView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta ServernoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta Servernoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenono
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 resourcenonono infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyesyes 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.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonononono

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