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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. dBASE vs. H2

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarydBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score13.82
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score9.53
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.dbase.comwww.h2database.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAsthon TateThomas Mueller
Initial release201419792005
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
All OS with a Java VM
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptdBase proprietary IDEJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.Java Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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