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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. dBASE vs. GBase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. NSDb

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioredBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score14.37
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#37  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.dbase.comwww.gbase8a.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablensdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazonAsthon TateGoogle
Initial release2007197920152017
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019GBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
dBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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