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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Sphinx vs. SQL.JS

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
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
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.63
Rank#188  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comsphinxsearch.comgithub.com/­kripken/­sql.js
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.comsphinxsearch.com/­docskripken.github.io/­sql.js/­documentation
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysSphinx Technologies Inc.Alon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release2014199120012012
Current release5.73.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalnoyes
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 indexesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
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 (SphinxQL)yes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Proprietary protocolJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.no infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
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 levelnono

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