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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#233  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score7.10
Rank#62  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#288  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score7.24
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­datastoregoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release2014200820142015
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted
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)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnousing Google App Enginenono
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps EngineUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using Paxosnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
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.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
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 TransactionsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noyes infousing Azure authentication

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