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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. jBASE vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. jBASE vs. SwayDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score26.19
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.jbase.comwww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.jbase.com
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.ZumasysSimer Plaha
Initial release2014198419912018
Current release14.10, March 20195.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, C++ and JavaScala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesoptionalno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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