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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. InfinityDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#338  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgboilerbay.comgoogle.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.Google
Initial release201420022014
Current release4.02.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJavaScript
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 upgradeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-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 languagesJavaScriptJavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
TriggersyesnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
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 loadsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, 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 controlnonono

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