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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. OpenQM

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. OpenQM

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#112  Relational DBMS
Score22.95
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#11  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
www.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Martin Phillips
Initial release201419841993
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20203.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 controlnoUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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