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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 InterBase
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.05
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score22.83
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperAsthon TateFirebird Foundation
Initial release19792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20193.0.7, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.PSQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 DBMSACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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