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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. PouchDB

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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.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score14.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score6.31
Rank#54  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score2.96
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.dbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchpouchdb.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperAsthon TateMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release197920152012
Current releasedBASE PLUS 11, December 2016V17.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDE.Net
C#
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.noView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
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 DBMSnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes infousing Azure authenticationno

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