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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft 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.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score14.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperDataStaxAsthon TateIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release20111979201719922014
Current release6.7, December 2018dBASE PLUS 11, December 20161.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEJava
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnoneActive-active shard replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes 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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and rolesUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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