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DBMS > BigObject vs. Blueflood vs. dBASE vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Blueflood vs. dBASE vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandradBase 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-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.15
Rank#337  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Score0.13
Rank#343  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score15.30
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score40.41
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitebigobject.ioblueflood.iowww.dbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iogithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.RackspaceAsthon TateGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Microsoft
Initial release20152013197920122014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedhosted
Data schemeyespredefined schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes infoJSON types
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 indexesyesnoyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.limited functionality with using 'rules'JavaScript
TriggersnononoCallbacks are triggered when data changesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Bounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSyesMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users and rolesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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