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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. dBASE vs. PouchDB vs. Weaviate

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBAn open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#187  Overall
#29  Document stores
Score14.79
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#314  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.dbase.compouchdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasepouchdb.com/­guideswww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software FoundationSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2016197920122017
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20167.1.1, June 20190.21.5, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen SourceOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaScriptGo
Server operating systemsLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.View functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
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 DBMSnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesnoOpenID Connect Discovery

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