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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. LMDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. LMDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonLMDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA high performant, light-weight, embedded key-value database libraryEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score2.25
Rank#115  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgboilerbay.comwww.symas.com/­symas-embedded-database-lmdbgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBoiler Bay Inc.SymasGoogle
Initial release2014200220112014
Current release4.00.9.29, March 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaCJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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 indexesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaCJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
TriggersyesnonoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACIDACID
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.yesnoyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnononono

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