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DBMS > dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score14.77
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#236  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#261  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score1.47
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldgithub.com/­omnisci/­omniscidb
www.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAsthon TateIBMGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1979201720142016
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.02.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
JavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesnono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneActive-active shard replicationnoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
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 DBMSnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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