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DBMS > Blueflood vs. dBASE vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. dBASE vs. Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable 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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument 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#345  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score14.20
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score6.06
Rank#68  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score37.95
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websiteblueflood.iowww.dbase.comwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperRackspaceAsthon TateEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release2013197919842014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019InterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemepredefined schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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.nono infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageJavaScript
TriggersnonoyesJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandranonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandranoneInterbase Change Viewsyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
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 DBMSACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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