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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Firebird vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. Trafodion

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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.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMSTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.23
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score22.75
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score6.76
Rank#56  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1252.06
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#227  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­doctrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperAsthon TateFirebird FoundationEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release19792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase198419952014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.0.7 , October 2020InterBase 2020, December 20195.7.32 , October 20202.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC and C++C++, Java
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PSQLyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntaxJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnoyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsInterbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
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 DBMSACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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