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DBMS > dBASE vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. NSDb

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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.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.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
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Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.71
Rank#207  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#350  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablensdb.io
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAsthon TateCCRi and othersGoogle
Initial release1979201420152017
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageScalaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-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)
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Scala
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 nodesnonedepending on storage layerShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layerInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
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)Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layerno
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)

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