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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hive

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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.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.70
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score59.76
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehive.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by Facebook
Initial release197920122012
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.1.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.limited functionality with using 'rules'yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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 DBMSyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles

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