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DBMS > BigObject vs. dBASE vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. dBASE vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesdBase 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.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.04
Rank#334  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score14.38
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score5.89
Rank#71  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score5.57
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­datastore/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Asthon TateGoogleSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2015197920081992
Current releasedBASE 2019, 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, details hereyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query language (GQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.using Google App Engineyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnonoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication using PaxosSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyes
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 DBMSACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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