DB-EnginesStudio3T bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > dBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. Microsoft SQL Server

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NamedBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
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.Microsoft 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.)Microsofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.89
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score144.02
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score1040.05
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasemsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release197919921989
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 20162019 (16.0.10827.20118), September 2018SQL Server 2017, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.DAO
OLE DB
ADO.NET
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
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 DBMSACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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 rolesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

Dremio is like magic for SQL Server accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
dBASEMicrosoft AccessMicrosoft SQL Server
DB-Engines blog posts

DB-Engines Ranking coverage expanded to 169 database management systems
3 June 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

MS Access drops in DB-Engines Ranking
2 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server regained rank 2 in the DB-Engines popularity ranking
3 December 2012, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

show all

Recent citations in the news

The Island
16 February 2019, The Island.lk

Introducing the NEW dBASE™ PLUS 12, the original Low / No code development environment is here! - Press Release
21 May 2018, Digital Journal

Retro Database dBASE Making a Comeback?
20 March 2013, Visual Studio Magazine

Microsoft Access 2016 Now Supports dBase Database Format
7 September 2016, Redmondmag.com

The NEW dbDOS™ PRO 7 is the most complete MS-DOS® emulator on the market today for Microsoft Windows® 64-bit Operating Systems! - Press Release
18 July 2018, Digital Journal

provided by Google News

Standards Coordinator-NMEA
30 January 2019, Trade Only Today

IT Security Engineer Intern job with Altice USA | 387956
9 February 2019, mediabistro.com

Senior IT Financial Analyst - TransUnion
16 February 2019, Built In Chicago

SENIOR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST - National General
7 February 2019, Built In Chicago

OptiProERP Brings IMM Quality Boat Lifts System Into the 21st Century
24 January 2019, PR Web

provided by Google News

What Is SQL Server? (+5 best Relational Databases in 2019)
29 January 2019, G2 Crowd

5 trends for SQL Server environments as SQL Server 2019 looms
1 February 2019, TechTarget

How to troubleshoot Remote Procedure Call errors & problems
17 February 2019, TWCN Tech News

SQL Server 2019 improves Linux, container support
17 December 2018, TechTarget

Microsoft hopes it has a sequel better than Godfather Part II: SQL Server 2019 previewed
27 September 2018, The Register

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Research Assistant
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Data Analytics Specialist
CACI, Norfolk, VA

Health Care Data Quality Analyst (Ryan White Exp. Req.)
Total Health Care Inc, Baltimore, MD

Research Assistant Ph.D.
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Senior Research Associate
Broward College, Davie, FL

Research Assistant
International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Research Assistant
Columbia University, New York, NY

Sr. Power Systems Forecaster Specialist
California ISO, Folsom, CA

Office Specialist II - Citywide
City of San Jose, San Jose, CA

Data Analyst
U.S. Federal Government, Washington, DC

SQL Database Developer/Software Engineer
Cadre5, Knoxville, TN

Data Architect (Remote)
First San Francisco Partners, Remote

Jr. SQL Server Database Administrator
Disk Enterprise Solutions, Inc., Patuxent River, MD

Database Software Programmer/Developer
QuEST Global Engineering, Connecticut

Database Administrator (SQL Server)
OGSystems, Herndon, VA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

New to the world of graph databases? Become an expert today with your copy of the Graph Databases for Beginners ebook.

RavenDB logo

Runs on Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi. Easy to Operate, Fast Performance.
APIs for JS, .NET, Python.
Take a Free Download

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Present your product here