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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. H2

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.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
Document storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score6.84
Rank#50  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.h2database.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Thomas Mueller
Initial release201420122005
Current release1.4.200, 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 servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'Java Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith 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 systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACID
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 controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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