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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.71
Rank#211  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score9.31
Rank#49  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score8.00
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.h2database.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201420052001
Current release1.4.200, October 20193.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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