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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft 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.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score13.50
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#244  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#264  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperAsthon TateIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release1979201719922014
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20162.01902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneActive-active shard replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 DBMSnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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