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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. TimesTen

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score6.29
Rank#61  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.85
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEmbarcaderoMicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2014198419921998
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginePL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change ViewsnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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