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DBMS > dBASE vs. Google BigQuery vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Google BigQuery vs. Spark SQL

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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.Large scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.77
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score45.01
Rank#24  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score23.33
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­bigqueryspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleApache Software Foundation
Initial release197920102014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.user defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 DBMSno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)no

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