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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. dBASE vs. LokiJS

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. dBASE vs. LokiJS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS librarydBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.In-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score15.40
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#231  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.dbase.comlokijs.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaselokijs.org/­#/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffAsthon Tate
Initial release201419792014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptdBase proprietary IDEJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.View functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesno

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