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DBMS > dBASE vs. Lovefield vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Lovefield 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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#250  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Score1.38
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release197920142016
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.1.12, February 20175.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJavaScriptAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
TriggersnoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 DBMSACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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