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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. EJDB vs. HBase vs. Transbase

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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)Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
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Score14.38
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#317  Overall
#42  Document stores
Score42.07
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.08
Rank#324  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comejdb.orghbase.apache.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdhbase.apache.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperAsthon TateSoftmotionsApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release1979201220081987
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.3.4, January 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-lessLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.in-process shared libraryJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 DBMSnoSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)yes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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