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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 JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score14.19
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAsthon TateGoogle
Initial release19792014
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.no
TriggersnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno

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