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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. EJDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. IBM Db2 warehouse

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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.Embeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Cloud-based data warehousing service
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#271  Overall
#39  Document stores
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comejdb.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehouse
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateSoftmotionsGoogleIBM
Initial release1979201220152014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-lesshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idnoyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.in-process shared librarygRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nonoPL/SQL, SQL PL
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenoyes
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 DBMSnoAtomic single-row operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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