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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. LokiJS

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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.In-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#213  Overall
#31  Document stores
#101  Relational DBMS
Score15.11
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.51
Rank#218  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasetechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201420122014
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedserver-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 indexesnoyesyes 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 APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions in JavaScript
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 nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesno 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 FileStorageyesyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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