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DBMS > dBASE vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Lovefield

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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.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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score10.03
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleGoogle
Initial release197920172014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud FunctionsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 DBMSyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.no

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