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DBMS > dBASE vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Access vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Access vs. RDF4J

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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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRDF store
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Score15.30
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score25.40
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score138.17
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#199  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperAsthon TateDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release1979200319922004
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++Java
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Proprietary protocolADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 DBMSnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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