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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. EJDB vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EJDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryEmbeddable 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
Document storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.63
Rank#193  Overall
#28  Document stores
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#271  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score135.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgejdb.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSoftmotionsMicrosoft
Initial release201420121992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-lessWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes 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.no
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIin-process shared libraryDAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptActionscript
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 proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno 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-storagenoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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