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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SpatiaLite

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWidely used in-process key-value storeSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.77
Rank#233  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#106  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score2.37
Rank#125  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleAlessandro Furieri
Initial release201419942008
Current release18.1.40, May 20205.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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