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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FoundationDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#216  Overall
#28  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#161  Overall
#21  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#79  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFoundationDB
Initial release20142013
Current release6.0.17, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typing
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.no
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.supported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer only
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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