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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. H2

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score50.28
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score9.53
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.h2database.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleThomas Mueller
Initial release201419832005
Current release19.3.1, June 20211.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)iOS
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptPHPJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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