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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.51
Rank#210  Overall
#31  Document stores
#103  Relational DBMS
Score2.22
Rank#109  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score30.80
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysMicrosoft
Initial release201419912014
Current release5.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyes infoJSON types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJavaScript
TriggersyesyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
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 can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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