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DBMS > dBASE vs. HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Sphinx

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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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableMicrosoft 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.)Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
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Score14.09
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score49.11
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score119.86
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.dbase.comhbase.apache.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasehbase.apache.orgmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAsthon TateApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release1979200819922001
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20162.2.0, June 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infoCoprocessors in Javayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
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 DBMSSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 rolesAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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