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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. dBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. OmniSci

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationdBase 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.)A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score15.11
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#117  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.dbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAxibase CorporationAsthon TateMicrosoftMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2013197919922016
Current release15585dBASE PLUS 11, December 20161902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019V4
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnonenoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
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 loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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