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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  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)High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score6.68
Rank#52  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.21
Rank#255  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score1.01
Rank#151  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#227  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orgejdb.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGSoftmotionsIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release20142009201220052014
Current release3.8.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCCJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-lessLinux
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyesno
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 indexesnononono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCachein-process shared libraryADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta ServernoneMaster-slave replicationnone
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 Consistencynone
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 resourcenoACIDno 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.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnononofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesno

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