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

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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.)DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
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
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperAsthon TateDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1979200319922015
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
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 DLLsWindows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yes
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
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
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++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoon the application server
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 functionallitynoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
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 loggingmultiple readers, single writer
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.no
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 2003Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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