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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. TerminusDB

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryWidely used in-process key-value storeScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
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
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score0.60
Rank#214  Overall
#34  Document stores
#106  Relational DBMS
Score3.70
Rank#87  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#295  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201419942018
Current release18.1 (Core), June 20184.0, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationJournaling Streams
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 infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole-based access control

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