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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. GBase vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. NSDb vs. SQL.JS

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparison
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.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score14.77
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#170  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score4.27
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#81  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.gbase8a.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablensdb.iosql.js.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecturesql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release1979201520172012
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019GBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, ScalaJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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 indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Eventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
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 DBMSAtomic single-row operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
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 rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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