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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. LokiJS vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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 multi-model DBMS and application serverIn-memory JavaScript DBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.96
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score3.25
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.61
Rank#216  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score3.10
Rank#92  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Score5.52
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.intersystems.comtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectInterSystemsFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20121997201420131992
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192018.1.4, May 20206.15.5 , February 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnonoyes
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.noyesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia viewsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIC++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
JavaScriptC++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction FunctionsyesView functions in JavaScriptnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationnonenoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyes
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 developmentyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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