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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Netezza vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Netezza vs. SwayDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsAn 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
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score19.97
Rank#32  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysIBMSimer Plaha
Initial release2014199120002018
Current release5.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux infoincluded in appliance
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 BASICyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesno
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptno

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