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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. PostgreSQL vs. Yandex Database

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Interbase vs. PostgreSQL vs. Yandex Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonYandex Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Document store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.60
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#110  Relational DBMS
Score6.37
Rank#64  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score608.21
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#232  Overall
#37  Document stores
#113  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.postgresql.orgcloud.yandex.com/­en/­services/­ydb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.postgresql.org/­docscloud.yandex.com/­en/­docs/­ydb
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffEmbarcaderoPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerYandex
Initial release201419841989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2019
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 201914.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
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 possibleyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInterbase Change ViewsSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsActive-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users

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