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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. Sphinx

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSSearch engine
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Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.jbase.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201419912001
Current release5.73.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalno
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
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)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIProprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDno
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.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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