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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Interbase

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Interbase

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score3.32
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgcloud.google.com/­spannerwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleEmbarcadero
Initial release201420171984
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011yes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.Interbase Change Views
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoStrict serializable isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny control
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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