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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. MonetDB vs. OpenQM

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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.A relational database management system that stores data in columnsQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score15.43
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score2.08
Rank#126  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#247  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.openqm.com
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperAsthon TateMonetDB BVMartin Phillips
Initial release197920041993
Current releasedBASE 2019, 2019Oct2020, October 20203.4-12
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infowith some exceptions
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes, in SQL, C, Ryes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding via remote tablesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 DBMSACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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dBASEMonetDBOpenQM infoalso called QM
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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