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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. IBM Db2 vs. JaguarDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.70
Rank#238  Overall
#35  Document stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score146.61
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score0.43
Rank#274  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.datajaguar.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIBMDataJaguar, Inc.Google
Initial release20141983 infohost version20152014
Current release12.1, October 20162.9.4 September 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++C++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
TriggersyesyesnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACID
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.yesnoyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsno

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