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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. OpenEdge vs. TimesTen

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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.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Application development environment with integrated database management systemIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.37
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score4.82
Rank#75  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.progress.com/­openedgewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleProgress Software CorporationOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1979201519841998
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019OpenEdge 12.2, March 202011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoclose to SQL 92yes
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)
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyesPL/SQL
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
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 operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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