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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Hypertable vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Access

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Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
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.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosoft 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.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score15.30
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score25.40
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score138.17
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAsthon TateHypertable Inc.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release1979200920031992
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20190.9.8.11, March 20161.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CC++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.C++ API
Thrift
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnononoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor on file system levelnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
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 DBMSnonoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes infobut no files for transaction logging
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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