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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Spark SQL vs. TerarkDB

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score41.38
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score23.72
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#56  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoftApache Software FoundationTerark
Initial release1979201420142016
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyesno
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 indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.JavaScriptnono
TriggersnoJavaScriptnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
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 DBMSMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelnono

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