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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. IBM Db2

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NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
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.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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Score15.40
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score170.77
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperAsthon TateIBM
Initial release19791983 infohost version
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 201612.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is available
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
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
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.JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
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
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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