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System Properties Comparison Apache Impala vs. dBASE vs. Microsoft Access

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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopdBase 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.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score14.03
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score11.18
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score105.40
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websiteimpala.apache.orgwww.dbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmlwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaAsthon TateMicrosoft
Initial release201319791992
Current release4.1.0, June 2022dBASE 2019, 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights for users and rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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