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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. dBASE vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.34
Rank#257  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score15.43
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.dbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAxibase CorporationAsthon TateMicrosoft
Initial release201319791992
Current release15585dBASE 2019, 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
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 dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
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
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyes 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 nodesSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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