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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Microsoft Access vs. OceanBase vs. SQLite

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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.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.)A distributed, high available RDBMS compatible with Oracle and MySQLWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
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Score15.33
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score146.50
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#198  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score138.87
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessopen.oceanbase.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessopen.oceanbase.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoftOceanBase infopreviously Alibaba and Ant GroupDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release1979199220112000
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.2.3, March 20223.39.1  (13 July 2022), July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoCommercial license availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinuxserver-less
Data schemeyesyesyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary native API
Table API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Ada infoin MySQL-compatible model
C infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
C++ infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
D infoin MySQL-compatible model
Delphi infoin MySQL-compatible model
Eiffel infoin MySQL-compatible model
Erlang infoin MySQL-compatible model
Haskell infoin MySQL-compatible model
Java infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
JavaScript (Node.js) infoin MySQL-compatible model
Objective-C infoin MySQL-compatible model
OCaml infoin MySQL-compatible model
Perl infoin MySQL-compatible model
PHP infoin MySQL-compatible model
Python infoin MySQL-compatible model
Ruby infoin MySQL-compatible model
Scheme infoin MySQL-compatible model
Tcl infoin MySQL-compatible model
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginePL/SQL in oracle-compatible mode, MySQL Stored Procedure in mysql-compatible modeno
Triggersnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning (by hash, key, range, range columns, list, and list columns)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication using Paxosnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
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 loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
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 2003Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno
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dBASEMicrosoft AccessOceanBaseSQLite
Specific characteristicsOceanBase Database is the world’s only native distributed database that has set new...
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Competitive advantagesHigh Availability : The five IDCs across three sites disaster recovery solution sets...
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Key customersOceanBase Database has helped over 400 customers across industries upgrade their...
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Market metricsTPC-C No.1 Performance , achieved a result of 707.35 million tpmC in the TPC-C benchmark...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMulan PubL v2 license for open source community edition. Commercial license for enterprise...
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