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DBMS > dBASE vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hazelcast

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hazelcast

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  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.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.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 Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.A widely adopted in-memory data grid
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSWide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score14.77
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score4.27
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score9.56
Rank#50  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score10.00
Rank#47  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehazelcast.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorehazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateCCRi and othersGoogleGoogleHazelcast
Initial release19792014201520172008
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.1.1, January 20214.2, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaJava
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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.nononoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategy
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoSQL-like query language
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)
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nonoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
Triggersnononoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoEvents
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layerInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replicationyes infoReplicated Map
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesUsing Cloud Dataflowyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus Algorithm
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono
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 operationsyesone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Role-based access control

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