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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Firebird 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 InterBaseWidely used open source RDBMSTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational 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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Score14.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score21.82
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1267.65
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#218  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.mysql.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdev.mysql.com/­doctrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperAsthon TateFirebird FoundationOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release19792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19952014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20163.0.5, 20208.0.19, 20202.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C 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
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes 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
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
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 infoproprietary syntaxJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes 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 DBMSACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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