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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#339  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.datajaguar.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleDataJaguar, Inc.Google
Initial release2014200820152014
Current release2.9.4 September 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SQL-like query language (GQL)A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Enginenono
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps EnginenoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using PaxosMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)rights management via user accountsno

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