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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. EDB Postgres vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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DescriptiondBase 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.The EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.42
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#118  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score3.58
Rank#88  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.enterprisedb.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateEnterpriseDBGoogle
Initial release197920052015
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019V13, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 DBMSACIDAtomic single-row operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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dBASEEDB PostgresGoogle Cloud Bigtable
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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