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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Informix vs. jBASE

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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 middleware
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
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score25.40
Rank#27  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­informixwww.jbase.com
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.Zumasys
Initial release201419841991
Current release14.10, March 20195.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
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
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesoptional
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate 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.yesyesyes
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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Conferences and events

IIUG Informix Conference 2019
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