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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. dBASE vs. DolphinDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBdBase 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.Time Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.67
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score13.50
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#242  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score32.05
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitecloudant.comwww.dbase.comwww.dolphindb.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.dolphindb.com/­helpmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Asthon TateDolphinDB, IncMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20101979201819922014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20161902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree community version availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononoyes
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Implementation languageErlangC++C++
Server operating systemshostedDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes 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
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript
Triggersyesnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioningnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneyesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSyesACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and rolesAdministrators, Users, Groupsno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights can be defined down to the item level

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