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DescriptiondBase 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.Native high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-db
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaselearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directory
DeveloperAsthon TateFairCom Corporation
Initial release19791979
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019V12, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoRestricted, free version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Data schemeyesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structures
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 SQLnoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
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 DBMStunable from ACID to Eventually Consistent
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memory
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 rolesFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for files

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