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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Ehcache vs. FatDB vs. LokiJS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.In-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument store
Key-value store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.36
Rank#229  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score6.14
Rank#54  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.36
Rank#230  Overall
#33  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGFatCloud
Initial release2014200920122014
Current release3.8.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC#JavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMWindowsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono infoVia inetgration in SQL Serverno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCache.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaC#JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infovia applicationsView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infovia applicationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta Serverselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 resourcenono infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsno

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