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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEmbarcaderoGoogle
Initial release201419842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20192.1.12, 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 languageJavaScriptCJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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.yesyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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