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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. dBASE vs. Machbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. SQLite

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesdBase 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.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataMicrosoft 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.)Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.18
Rank#336  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score14.25
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#327  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score135.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score134.63
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.dbase.comwww.machbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasemachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overviewdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Asthon TateMachbaseMicrosoftDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20151979201319922000
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019V6.5, August 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.40.0  (16 November 2022), November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial infofree test version availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsserver-less
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnononoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnoyesyes
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 DBMSnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes 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.yesyes infovolatile and lookup tableyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolessimple password-based access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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