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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Ehcache vs. LokiJS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeDocument store
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Score0.39
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score6.04
Rank#52  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score0.33
Rank#231  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.ehcache.orglokijs.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ehcache.org/­documentationlokijs.org/­#/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AG
Initial release201420092014
Current release3.8.0, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesnonoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJCacheJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoby using Terracotta Servernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoby using Terracotta Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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 resourceno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes 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

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