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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. LokiJS vs. SurrealDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesIn-memory JavaScript DBMSA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.13
Rank#333  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#264  Overall
#42  Document stores
Score0.86
Rank#203  Overall
#34  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitebigobject.iogithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iotechfort.github.io/­LokiJSsurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201520142022
Current releasev1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen SourceOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptRust
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptDeno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoyes, based on authentication and database rules

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