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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. dBASE vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. dBASE vs. Microsoft Access

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsdBase 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 modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#199  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score14.38
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score141.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.dbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoft
Initial release201619791992
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC++
Server operating systemsLinuxDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
dBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyes 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 methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano 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 persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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