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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. SwayDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareMicrosoft 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.)An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score130.07
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysMicrosoftSimer Plaha
Initial release2014199119922018
Current release5.71902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
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 loggingAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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