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DBMS > Datomic vs. IRONdb vs. LokiJS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. IRONdb vs. LokiJS vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIn-memory JavaScript DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score1.82
Rank#127  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#225  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbtechfort.github.io/­LokiJShelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectCirconus LLC.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2012201720141992
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019V0.10.20, January 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsnoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP APIJavaScript APIADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, in LuaView functions in JavaScriptyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes 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.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnononofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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