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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. dBASE vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. GridDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.dBase 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.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.47
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablegriddb.net
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.griddb.net
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerAsthon TateGoogleToshiba Corporation
Initial release2005197920152013
Current release3.1.1, September 2020dBASE 2019, 20194.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 indexesyes infovia viewsyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APInone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
dBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0noneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSAtomic single-row operationsACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per database
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"dBASEGoogle Cloud BigtableGridDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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