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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Infobright vs. TerminusDB

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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.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score10.34
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#194  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#325  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebaseterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperAsthon TateIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release197920052018
Current releasedBASE 2019, 201911.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoKnowledge Grid Technology used instead
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 DBMSACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesRole-based access control

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