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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. dBASE vs. Oracle

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  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.Widely used RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Vector DBMS infosince Oracle 23
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.19
Rank#329  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score9.70
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score1244.08
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.dbase.comwww.oracle.com/­database
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.oracle.com/­en/­database
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Asthon TateOracle
Initial release201519791980
Current releasedBASE 2019, 201923c, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and 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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeyesyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columns
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 SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuano infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possible
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan be realized in PL/SQL
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes
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 infoisolation level can be parameterized
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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 infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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