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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#213  Overall
#31  Document stores
#101  Relational DBMS
Score2.30
Rank#111  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score6.60
Rank#53  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201419911992
Current release5.717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
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 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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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