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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. InfinityDB vs. OmniSci

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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.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score14.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#306  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score2.08
Rank#113  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comboilerbay.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaseboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperAsthon TateBoiler Bay Inc.MapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release197920022016
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20164.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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 indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJavaAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
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 infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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