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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Ehcache vs. EJDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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)Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.36
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.22
Rank#258  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orgejdb.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGSoftmotionsMicrosoft
Initial release2014200920121992
Current release3.8.0, July 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-lessWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnononoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCachein-process shared libraryADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta Servernonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes
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 resourcenoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
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 approachyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnononono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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