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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. dBASE vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. SwayDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StoragedBase 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.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSWide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.79
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.08
Rank#318  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­bigtableswaydb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAsthon TateGoogleSimer Plaha
Initial release2012197920152018
Current release1.19.0, June 2021dBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesC++dBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSAtomic single-row operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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