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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RDFox

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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.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceHigh performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score14.59
Rank#41  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score36.51
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.33
Rank#321  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
#16  RDF stores
Websitewww.dbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.oxfordsemantic.tech
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.oxfordsemantic.tech
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoftOxford Semantic Technologies
Initial release197920142017
Current releasedBASE 2019, 20196.0, Septermber 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.JavaScript
TriggersnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicereplication via a shared file system
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode, Eventual Consistency in replicated setups
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
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 DBMSMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelRoles, resources, and access types

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