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

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

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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.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesGoogle'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 DBMSKey-value storeWide 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
Score14.37
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score8.64
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.56
Rank#49  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dbase.comgeode.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehazelcast.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegeode.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorehazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.GoogleGoogleHazelcast
Initial release19792002201520172008
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.1, February 20174.2, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfirecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-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 indexesyesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)nonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
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 IDE.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
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.user defined functionsnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoEvents
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationInternal 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 methodsnonoyesUsing Cloud Dataflowyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 DBMSyes, on a single nodeAtomic 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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights per client and object definableAccess 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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