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DBMS > dBASE vs. Lovefield vs. SQL.JS

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Lovefield vs. SQL.JS

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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 JavaScriptPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score14.38
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#286  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldsql.js.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdsql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogleAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release197920142012
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safariserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJavaScriptJavaScript
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 nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
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 rolesnono

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