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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. QuestDB

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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 casesA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score13.25
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#249  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#272  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.questdb.io
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlwww.questdb.io/­docs/­documentationOverview
DeveloperAsthon TateIBMQuestDB Limited
Initial release197920172014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20162.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
macOS
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 SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 DBMSnoACID for single-table writes
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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