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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Datomic vs. InfinityDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score1.99
Rank#144  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score2.29
Rank#133  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#377  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitebasex.orgwww.datomic.comboilerbay.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.datomic.comboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCognitectBoiler Bay Inc.
Initial release200720122002
Current release10.4, December 20221.0.6362, January 20224.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, ClojureJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgrade
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
RESTful HTTP APIAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Clojure
Java
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoTransaction Functionsno
Triggersyes infovia eventsBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsnono

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