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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. dBASE vs. Greenplum vs. PouchDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessdBase 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.Analytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.68
Rank#184  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score13.50
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score11.83
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score2.85
Rank#86  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.dbase.compivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumpouchdb.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegpdb.docs.pivotal.iopouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookAsthon TatePivotal Software Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20162008197920052012
Current release3.11.6, February 2020dBASE PLUS 11, December 20165.10.0, July 20187.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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 infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
dBase proprietary IDEC
Java
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"noneShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenoneMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno 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 persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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