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

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store 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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score14.47
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
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.md
DeveloperAsthon TateIBMGoogle
Initial release197920172014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.02.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScript
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, Safari
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesno
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneActive-active shard replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual 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 DBMSnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyes
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 Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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