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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. dBASE vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. dBASE vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. NSDb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score14.47
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousensdb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasensdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAsthon TateIBM
Initial release2012197920142017
Current release1.19.0, June 2021dBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes: 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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources..NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC++dBase proprietary IDEJava
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PL/SQL, SQL PLno
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
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 DBMSACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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