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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. dBASE vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSdBase 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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.12
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score13.82
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#127  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.dbase.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperAltibaseAsthon TateInterSystems
Initial release199919792018
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 2021dBASE 2019, 20192020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data model
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
dBase proprietary IDE.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesyes
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