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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. dBASE vs. Firebird vs. Google Cloud Firestore

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsdBase 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.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.75
Rank#199  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score14.26
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score24.54
Rank#31  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.dbase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestore
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperAsthon TateFirebird FoundationGoogle
Initial release201619792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2017
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.0.7 , October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languagePythonC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PSQLyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
Triggersnoyesyes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.

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