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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.)Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score4.50
Rank#87  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperAsthon TateDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release1979200319922013
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
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
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesno
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
C++ API
Java API
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
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
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 integrityyesnoyesno
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 loggingyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 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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